It’s nearing football season and while we’re keeping our fingers crossed and saying our prayers that the conditions of the pandemic make college football an option, some national analysts are beginning to make their projections for how the season could play out.
It seems that people have varying opinions on what Kentucky’s season may look like.
Barrett Sallee over at CBS Sports isn’t too high on the Cats, projecting a 6-6 finish but only two wins coming within the conference slate with those being Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.
While 6-6 isn’t a bad year by any stretch, I have a hard time seeing Kentucky only pick up two wins in SEC play.
Other projections, like the ESPN Football Power Index, have Kentucky finishing 7-5 and USA Today picked Kentucky to go 8-4 which would be a really solid season.
Some projections haven’t been predicting records, and instead guessing how the standings will shake out. Athlon and 247 Sports projects Kentucky to finish fourth in the SEC East behind Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Florida and Georgia are reasonable, and as much as I want to put Kentucky ahead of Tennessee, it’s hard to do so until the Cats prove that they can regularly beat the Vols. Maybe that happens this year.
Looking at the schedule, how do you think the Cats fare on the gridiron this season? I’m taking 8-4 with losses at Florida, at Auburn, at Tennessee, and in Lexington against Georgia. Maybe my stance changes before the season though.
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