Believe it or not, Kentucky is still in the hunt for a spot in Atlanta.
Yeah, the SEC East is that bad this year.
Tennessee is the favorite right now, then Florida, but with a little help from South Carolina, the Wildcats could, theoretically, steal the East crown from the Vols and Gators.
For that to even become a slight possibility, Kentucky would have to win in Neyland tomorrow, something it hasn’t done since before I was born. Hell, Kentucky has only beaten Tennessee once, in any stadium, since before I was born. So that’s a lot to ask, but the Vols are pretty inconsistent and missing some keys pieces, while the Cats’ run game is in full stride late in the season.
Say that were to happen and UK pulls off the upset, then we’d turn our attention to the SEC scoreboard to see the final down in Gainesville, where Florida hosts South Carolina without the Gators’ starting quarterback and two of its best defenders. Meanwhile, the Gamecocks are on a roll and more than capable of the upset.
Let’s say that were to happen as well, then all Kentucky would need is a Florida loss to LSU in Baton Rouge next weekend, which is very, very likely.
To recap, Kentucky needs to win and needs Florida to lose to South Carolina and LSU.
Simple enough, right?
Might as well go ahead and pack our bags for Catlanta.