Kentucky has won its three SEC games so far by an average of 30.3 points, an absolutely ridiculous number. Aside from Florida, it’s starting to look like few teams in the conference are capable of knocking off the Cats, a random clunker aside. Kentucky’s dominance of late prompted CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish to write an article yesterday in which he predicts the Cats will “run away with the SEC.”
“Nobody in the SEC, with the possible exception of Florida, is in the same ballpark as Kentucky. And even if Florida is legit, UK will win the SEC by multiple games,” Parrish writes. “My prediction: UK goes 17-1 in the SEC, wins the SEC Tournament and has a 31-3 record on Selection Sunday. That’ll deliver a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. And then Calipari’s second national title will be within reach.”
The AP and Coaches Polls will be released in a few hours, but Parrish has Kentucky fifth in his Top 25 and One, noting that KenPom predicts the Cats will finish at least four games ahead of everybody but Florida in the SEC.
Sounds about right.