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CBS Sports says Kentucky is third most underhyped team this upcoming season

We’ve officially made to “prediction season” of college football.

With SEC Media Days tomorrow, we are going to see A LOT of predictions for the upcoming season. Be prepared.

Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports kicked things off with his 2018 SEC Hype Meter.

Here is how the ranking works:

We looked back at the past six preseason predictions (since expansion in 2012) and compared them to how division races actually turned out. Teams are ranked based on their final standing within the division relative to where they were picked in the preseason media poll. Head-to-head results and standard SEC tiebreaker procedures were used to prevent ties being factored into the final standings.

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Two things…

  1. How is Mississippi State the most underhyped team?
  2. I love that Tennessee is the most overhyped team.

This is what Sallee had to say about Kentucky being underhyped:

The media have been spot-on with the Wildcats three times since expansion and slightly undervalued them three more. The most surprising year was 2017, when Mark Stoops and Co. improved upon their preseason expectation by two spots and finished third in the SEC East. That coincided with their second straight seven-win season and another bowl game — the second straight under Stoops.

Is it September 1st yet? I’m ready to #GETUP


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Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

10 Comments for CBS Sports says Kentucky is third most underhyped team this upcoming season

  1. Sergeant
    5:03 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

    I. Love. Football. Season.

  2. KYjellyRoll
    5:11 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

    Gonna be a good one

  3. bbnboy2012
    5:24 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

    First of all, according to his metric Kentucky is NOT the third most under hyped team coming into this next season, simply the third most under hyped in the SEC. Secondly, you detail out how Sallee’s metric is calculated: how do you not understand how MSU is first? Ugh.

    • bigbluebanana
      5:49 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

      That is very misleading headline. I assumed she was talking nationally until I read the article.

    • PillsburyThrowboy
      6:21 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

      I agree with both of these comments. Someone clearly doesn’t watch enough football if they don’t understand how Miss St. is #1 on this list. Also, this headline is ridiculously misleading.

    • mm40
      10:31 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

      It’s easy to see why Miss St is the most underhyped team. They had that run to #1 in the country a few years back which I’m sure skewed the numbers considerably. No one expected MSU to be that good that year.

  4. Parker_UKFanNC
    6:47 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

    Glad to see SC is an overhyped team tired of hearing this bullcrap about them being a dark horse for the east when weaver beaten them in recent years

    • Gocats30
      8:16 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

      Cant wait for football season we have a lot of talent this year

  5. ChetSteadmansSalisburySteak
    7:34 pm July 15, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not ready to ‘get up’, I’m #FullyErect