In case the reality of Kentucky’s brutal 2013 football schedule hadn’t completely sunk in with you yet, the 2013 USA Today Coaches Poll was released today. Kentucky will face 5 of the top 10 teams in America as voted by the coaches. In addition, 6 of the teams in the Top 15 hail from the SEC.
SEC Teams in the 2013 Pre-Season USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Alabama (@ Home, 10/12/13)
5. Georgia (@ Georgia, 11/23/13)
6. Texas A&M
7. South Carolina (@ South Carolina, 10/5/13)
10. Florida (@ Home, 9/28/13)
**Louisville, another Kentucky opponent, is the 5th team Kentucky will face in the top 10. Louisville checked in at #9 in the poll.
** A few other SEC schools received votes, but did not crack the poll:
Ole Miss (32 votes)
Vanderbilt (29 votes)
Mississippi State (3 votes)
Arkansas (1 vote)
Tennessee (1 vote)