With the win, UK improved to 5-0 on the year with a perfect 3-0 conference record, which finally earned them a spot in the AP Top 25 at No. 16 entering a home battle against LSU this week.
While Kentucky is sitting pretty at 5-0, their schedule won’t be getting easier. Despite their struggles, LSU is just two years removed from winning a national championship and still has plenty of talent.
The Cats will then host Tennessee, who put 62 points on Missouri in Columbia this past weekend. They’ll then finish the regular season with a lighter slate that features a visit to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt, a home game against New Mexico State, and a trip to Louisville to take on the Cardinals.
Thus, while all but locked in for a bowl game, a lot can change between now and the end of the regular season, making Kentucky’s bowl game projections a bit complicated as they seek a New Year’s Six bid.
Here’s a look at where some projections are sending UK following their win over the Gators: