The masterminds behind ESPN’s college football projections ranked the teams in the Southeastern Conference yesterday for ESPN Insider subscribers, and since most of you don’t fork over the money for that monthly subscription, I’m here to tell you what you missed.
We’ll start with the conference division rankings, where ESPN ranked Kentucky seventh in the preseason SEC East standings. We here at KSR prefer to call it “sixth runner-up.” Others may call it “dead last.”
And in Kentucky’s season projection, ESPN predicts a 4-8 record with a zero percent chance to win the conference title and a zero percent chance to finish the regular season at 11-1 or 12-0.
Furthermore, ESPN’s “projection model,” whatever that means, gives UK less than a 40 percent chance of winning any individual conference game. That means, according to their stupid “projection model,” UK will always be the underdog in conference play.
One fun fact from the article: UK was the fifth-worst team in the country last season at forcing three-and-outs.
Time to prove ESPN wrong.