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247 Sports projects Kentucky Football to finish 4th in SEC East

Kentucky Football continues to go overlooked throughout this unique offseason.

Over at 247 Sports, Brandon Marcello released his predictions on where each SEC team will finish in the standings and he slotted the ‘Cats to place fourth in the East.

  1. Florida

  2. Georgia

  3. Tennessee

  4. Kentucky

  5. South Carolina

  6. Missouri

  7. Vanderbilt

The last few months have seen a trend of experts projecting UK to finish around the middle or bottom half of the SEC East despite the endless amount of the talent they return on both ends of the field. Here’s what Marcello wrote about the incoming Kentucky squad:

Kentucky loses All-American Lynn Bowden, who was pushed into action and electrified the offense at quarterback last season with 1,468 yards on the ground, but previously-injured starter Terry Wilson is back. And consider this: Kentucky returns 73 percent of its production on offense and defense from last season, ranking 25th nationally, according to ESPN’s Bill Connelly. The offense should be better and the defense could be near where it was last season as a top-25 unit thanks to the return of three of four starters in the secondary. The Wildcats advance to a bowl game for a fifth straight year.

In the West, Marcello has Alabama finishing atop the standings and he even went as far as to say that the Crimson Tide win the SEC Championship.

Do you agree with where he has the ‘Cats? Florida appears to be the unanimous favorite to win the East, Georgia is always a contender, and Tennessee is expected to have its best team in a few years. At least he doesn’t have South Carolina ahead of Kentucky…

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

9 Comments for 247 Sports projects Kentucky Football to finish 4th in SEC East



  1. ukkatzfan
    8:57 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

    We are headed to Atlanta. Real good chance of winning there and being in Final 4 of football.



  2. itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
    9:14 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

    how many times can you say meow meow



  3. Bluehender
    9:24 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

    It’s probably about right but I wouldn’t count us out of any games with the 3 above us. We’re going to be better both sides of the ball. I hope we get to play..



  4. BluKudzu
    10:49 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

    See you in Atlanta.



  5. dkcr96
    8:41 am June 13, 2020 Permalink

    Finally getting some respect



  6. 1stkatman
    9:33 am June 13, 2020 Permalink

    UK will get past Yewtee this season. If we show up we could win the east side!
    Additionally, Why is Florida projected to finish ahead of Georgia? That’s BS too, IMO.



    • bigbluebg
      12:01 am June 14, 2020 Permalink

      Because UGA lost like 4 offensive linemen 2 RB, Fromm, and at least one WR. But I still agree…UGA is better because of that Defense.



  7. satcheluk
    3:21 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    I’d lay money on us finishing ahead of UT. I suspect we’ll finish third, but as a previous commenter said, we won’t be blown out of any game. Are defense is going to be top5 in the SEC.



  8. bbn606
    9:16 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    Probably the highest preseason ranking we have had in a while.