Without non-conference games for the 2020 regular season, Kentucky drew the Southeastern Conference’s top-team (Alabama Crimson Tide) for one of their two add-in games.
With the other being Ole Miss, the Wildcats at least have viable of splitting those two matchups. But what are your overall expectations of Kentucky for the 2020 regular season?
Cole Cubelic, former Auburn Tiger and current college football analyst for SEC Network, released his 2020 SEC pre-season power rankings, and one team just might surprise you.
MY 2020 SEC power rankings: pic.twitter.com/HucOkIqMCE— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) August 15, 2020
With NFL factory Alabama sitting atop these 14 teams, there’s little surprise to see Florida at second. They’re returning plenty of starters on both sides of the ball and only got deeper at each position. Georgia sits behind the Gators as a close third with defending national champion LSU at fourth.
At fifth, though, Cubelic has the highly-interesting Wildcats. Quarterback Terry Wilson is coming off a serious leg injury, their offensive line lost multiple pieces, and a couple of offensive skill position players departed as well. On defense, Kentucky could very well have one of their most explosive units in program history.
So overall, this preseason ranking shouldn’t surprise many. In fact, it almost makes too much sense. Head coach Mark Stoops and the rest of his staff have exceeded expectations over the last several years while the development of their players has been extraordinary.
Thankfully, the SEC has their mind set on playing college football this year. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have the opportunity of witnessing the potential of this Wildcats team.
What are your expectations of the Wildcats this season? Can they pull off an upset or two against some of the top teams in the country? Will they be ranked in the top 25 by the end of the season? What will Kentucky’s final record be?