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.