Athlon Sports’ preseason college football rankings are out and our Kentucky Wildcats fell just short of the top spot on the poll. The Cats are ranked #51 in Athlon’s preseason 120. Here is what the magazine had to say about the 51st best team in the country:
No. 51: Kentucky – Joker Phillips inherits a Kentucky program that has been to four straight bowl games, but also is 12—20 against SEC teams in that stretch, including 0—12 against Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. The schedule is forgiving enough that the Wildcats can make a fifth straight bowl game, but the defense isn’t strong enough for Phillips to give Cats fans the breakout season they crave.