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Who Will Take The P4P Kentucky Football Crown?

Last year during basketball season I made my debut on the site with my rankings of the top ten basketball teams in the state. While in basketball two teams could meet head to head and a smaller less talented team could pull off an upset. The same cannot be said on the football field. If Morehead State squared off against Kentucky the outcome would not be pretty to say the least. Therefore the football teams must be ranked like you would rank a fighter, how they stack up amongst their weight class. A sort of pound-for-pound ranking of which instate team has the best shot of having the greatest year. Here are the teams I think have a shot at laying claim to the P4P football championship.



Trinity H.S.

The Shamrocks had the best year in the state last year as they went undefeated, won the 6A state championship, and were crowned national champion. This year they return much of what made them great last year and will most likely win their 10th title in 12 seasons. Unfortunately for the Rocks they may be held back by weak competition, most of the teams in the state cannot assemble the level of talent that has enrolled in the private halls of Trinity High School. Their roster includes two 4-star players which is more than every college in the state except UK and Louisville. Hopefully the Cats can land any of their three uncommitted ranked players.


The Cards sure are pumped for this upcoming year. I mean after losses to Marshall, Florida International, and NC State who wouldn’t be. Plus they may be able to rise to the challenge of the gauntlet that is the Big East schedule before their automatic BCS bid is revoked. On second thought Louisville has no chance of being the best team in the state. They won’t even be the best team in their own city.


The Cats face a tough schedule but that gives them the chance to jump up the rankings with a knockout punch on one of the nation’s elite. Still the Cats could go undefeated in the non-conference and pick up a few wins in the toughest league in the nation to be considered P4P champs.


Dark Horses:

Western Kentucky

Last year the Hilltoppers got robbed from going to a bowl game and played our Cats too close for comfort. This year they could take care of business in the Sun Belt and reach their first bowl since moving to the FBS. It will be a tough task for the tops though as they lost their all-time leading rusher and have to play on the road at Kentucky. It’s unlikely the tops will be viewed as one of the top teams in the state.


Georgetown College

The NAIA is the wild west of college sports. Fewer rules and more unknowns means that any of the local NAIA teams could make a run for the championship. Georgetown reached the final four of the NAIA tournament last year before getting beaten. Can they make a run again this year?


The state of Kentucky football is in a bit of flux right now. The Cards are puffing their chests out but really don’t have a solid reason to be. Joker will be coaching for his job this year. The smaller state schools come into the year in transition. As the season plays out though it will be fun to watch just which team in the state is having the best year of all. Who would you pick?


Article written by Andrew Cassady

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20 Comments for Who Will Take The P4P Kentucky Football Crown?

  1. dukesucks
    2:42 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    how unbiased lol. what a joke

  2. Hunter
    2:43 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    This is article is awful..

  3. Trky Hntr
    3:09 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    What happened to Beezner?

  4. lane taylor
    3:54 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Where is EKU? They were picked to finish first in the OVC and had half of the preseason All-OVC team.

  5. BigBluSoTru
    4:04 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    I thought Matt was the altimate homer ! slow day in sports but who says you can’t dream.

  6. 3 fan
    4:09 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky Christian University’s women should be first defending NC in the NCCAA and have won it 13 times in last 16 years. This could be Coach Arnett’s first undefeated team!

  7. Head Bussa
    4:21 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Considering Trinity barely plays in-state schools it is silly to state they don’t have a strong schedule. They have an extremely difficult schedule when it comes to high-school football standards.

  8. hdsCUTiger85
    4:38 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Georgetown is DII now. They’re not in naia and Campbellsville U is poised for a huge breakout season this year.

  9. Brian Sheeley
    4:45 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Thomas more College, they have won their conference and been to yhe NCAA tourney for the past 4 years

  10. Bill redmon
    4:50 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    What an idiotic and biased article. You clearly know nothing about football, also trinity has the toughest high school schedule in the nation. I love watching you cats fans become more and more ignorant each day. Read a book

  11. Bill redmon
    4:56 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Also, try selling more than 30,000 season tickets if u want to pretend like you’re “contenders”

  12. BNolan
    6:02 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    I think you are neglecting my Alma Mater, Thomas More College, who owns their little Division III Conference and who consistently perform above expectations. They will likely win their conference again and go to the Divsion III playoffs again.

  13. Beau
    6:42 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Saint X will have a great team this year too, champ. I guarantee you the game will be very close and I wouldn’t be surprised if we won. We’re returning a lot of great players and this year’s senior class is one of the best to ever come through, they just haven’t gotten a chance to play. Check your facts next time, chief

  14. Jimmy
    6:58 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    You know Louisville will be a preseason top 25 team right? Geez. I’m a uk fan but the level of denial in this post was ridiculous

  15. Steve
    9:10 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    EKU and Murray State in FCS Top 25

  16. Jared
    9:11 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Thomas Moore couldn’t beat Trinity lol. Let’s see Thomas Moore play Georgetown, Cumberland, Ky Wesleyan or even Lindsay Wilson. They wouldn’t last in the Mid-South

  17. Bigbluefever
    9:39 pm July 28, 2012 Permalink

    @ #13 … lol, we aren’t talking about swimming! St Xavier will be rolled again by THS. just sayin, dude.

  18. Paducah Patty
    10:20 am July 29, 2012 Permalink

    You left quite a few teams out maybe you need to spend a little more time on research.

  19. BOB swag
    3:55 pm July 29, 2012 Permalink

    what a god awful post, youre clearly not trying to admit that louisville is the best team in the state (High school teams? youre an idoit) im glad that a few of you UK fans know that this guy didnt know his facts, and should maybe never make a football post again.

  20. Bigbluedoc
    8:08 am July 30, 2012 Permalink

    you left out the Centre College Praying Colonels.
    Finished off last season by making the Sweet 16 of the Div III playoffs.
    Look for similar results.