With the college football season officially over, it’s never too early to look ahead, right? ESPN’s Chris Low released his first SEC Power Rankings for next season, and it doesn’t seem that Mark Stoops’ hire has inspired low to move the Cats from dead last in the rankings just yet:
14. Kentucky: New coach Mark Stoops has the toughest job in the SEC. The Wildcats were winless in the SEC this past season and were forced to play a frightening number of younger players. Stoops’ arrival should create some new energy around the program, and surely the Wildcats won’t suffer as many injuries as they did this season. Nonetheless, getting to .500 and getting back to a bowl game for the first time since 2010 will be a stretch for Kentucky.
Nowhere to go but up?