In the midst of our favorite human pipe cleaner getting booted from the basketball team, hall of famers pitching at Applebee’s Park, and the rest of the world gearing up for the world cup, my mind is on college football. In an attempt to not focus on it the entire summer, I established a rule that I could not begin buying college football magazines until June. Therefore, I just bought my Lindy’s Southeastern addition and have been perusing it this week. Yesterday, I was looking at a section that listed the top 100 incoming recruits in college football. Because my wife and child are out of town and The Andy Griffith show that was on was a worthless colorized one, I decided to look at where these players were going in an attempt to calculate the relative strength of each league. The number that really stuck out was that out of the top 100, the SEC had 27. (Far and away the most of any conference.) The Big East, on the other hand, had a grand total of ……., drumroll please,…2. Now, I am not one to say that UK is good because they are in a good conference. My buddies and I could lose to Florida for 20 straight years as well. However, these numbers do indicate why it is a good bit tougher for UK to make strides in the SEC verses a conference like the Big East. UK had one top 100 player according to Lindy’s. This ranks near the very bottom of the SEC. Were UK in the Big East, their one top 100 player would have tied them for first. Something interesting to think about as we approach 80 days until football. Either that or you don’t give a damn.