With a few weeks left until conference play, ESPN ranks the Cats third in their latest SEC power rankings:
3. Kentucky: Its most recent wins over Samford and Portland may have helped it recover from the back-to-back losses to Notre Dame and Baylor that cost the team its spot in the Associated Press’ Top 25. But they’re just appetizers for the Dec. 29 matchup against rival Louisville, the nation’s most efficient defense. Kentucky’s point-guard problems will be scrutinized in the buildup to that game.
Here’s the full list:
4. Texas A&M
8. Ole Miss
11. South Carolina
13. Mississippi State
Here’s a question for a quiet Friday morning: how many SEC games do the Cats lose this season? I say three.