After back-to-back 7-6 seasons, the Kentucky Wildcats football seems to be at a turning point.
This should be a year to move forward. There should be more talent on the field and depth on the sidelines. This is the year Mark Stoops is supposed to lead the Wildcats a step closer to an SEC title.
According to Betonline.ag, none of that matters. They recently released their odds on the upcoming college football season, and their numbers show that everyone in the SEC is more likely to win the conference than Kentucky.
- Alabama Crimson Tide 3/2
- Georgia Bulldogs 3/1
- Auburn Tigers 7/1
- Mississippi State Bulldogs 10/1
- Florida Gators 14/1
- Texas A&M Aggies 16/1
- LSU Tigers 16/1
- South Carolina Gamecocks 20/1
- Missouri Tigers 20/1
- Tennessee Volunteers 50/1
- Ole Miss Rebels 50/1
- Arkansas Razorbacks 50/1
- Vanderbilt Commodores 100/1
- Kentucky Wildcats 100/1
To be completely fair, BetOnline.ag does give Kentucky equal odds with Vanderbilt to win the SEC. But how is that even possible?
Yes, Kentucky is replacing their quarterback. But there is a chance the replacement could be more equipped to win games. Young wide receivers? It’s not like those that left were world-beaters.
Kentucky’s schedule is decidedly more difficult than last season, but to assume that Kentucky would not be favored over Vanderbilt, Missouri, and maybe even Tennessee seems odd.
In fact, there are several interesting choices on this list. Florida being listed above LSU and Texas A&M is a surprise, and Missouri being near the middle of the pack was not expected. Perhaps bringing Derek Dooley to the staff changes everything.
What do you make of these early odds to win the SEC?