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Could UK Make a Bowl with Only Five Wins?

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After losing to Vanderbilt, Kentucky’s final two games are “win or go home.”  However, that isn’t necessarily true.

IF Kentucky fails to beat Louisville in the season finale and suffer another 5-win season, there’s still a chance they could make the postseason.  This year there is a record 41 bowl games needing 80 teams to fill all of the slots.  Currently, there are 62 teams that are bowl eligible with 6-wins.  32 others, including Kentucky, have a chance to get to six but in all likelihood there will not be 80 6-win teams.

So what is the NCAA going to do?  That is the question asked by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy that has produced unclear results.  The NCAA has tie-breaking scenarios, but most do not apply in this situation.  APR scores could play a role, but what one source said could help Kentucky.

One source said with so many unknowns about the process, he believes bowl agreements could be made on the side. “Whichever school can promise the most tickets and those sort of things. It will be like the old days of giving out bowl bids (to fill the bowls): like the wild, wild West,” the source said.

With the BBN as a trump card, Kentucky could make it to the postseason without a win over Louisville.  I don’t want to have to play that card, nor do I want to lose to Louisville, so PLEASE Kentucky football, take care of business these final two weeks.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Could UK Make a Bowl with Only Five Wins?

  1. Joe Dan Gorman
    5:28 pm November 17, 2015 Permalink

    Too many crappy teams in bowl games…why not join them?

    Until UK Athletics actually takes UK Football serious —it’s the best we’re gonna get.

    Don’t tell me “How hard they try” – when we have not hired a coach with a WINNING record since Blanton Collier in 1961.

    We understand this in basketball.

  2. bbn4LIFE
    5:38 pm November 17, 2015 Permalink

    So this is what we have come to. Smh.

  3. roundball fool
    8:35 pm November 17, 2015 Permalink

    They’d have to have the bowl game in Vegas, South Beach or San Diego to get a good BBN turnout.
    That horse has left the barn.

  4. chadtrill
    9:47 pm November 17, 2015 Permalink

    Geez Nick. You just went full BTI. Never go full BTI

  5. jaws2
    10:03 pm November 17, 2015 Permalink

    Ridiculous. I wouldn’t go anywhere to watch a 5-7 team.

  6. Howdy Doody
    9:43 am November 18, 2015 Permalink

    Sprinkles are for winners…5-7 is for losers. I can not fathom ANY UK fan being proud of boasting about a 5-7 football team being rewarded with a Bowl Game.
    Have we as fans and Alum sunk to those depths ?? I for one hope not..