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Kentucky Football’s strength of schedule ranked 10th in SEC

Earlier this week, BTI teed off on Kentucky’s 2020 football schedule, which he argued is too weak for the current state of the program. Today, CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli released strength of schedule rankings for all 14 teams in the SEC, and Kentucky’s 2020 slate came in at…No. 10. According to Fornelli’s methodology, the Cats’ 2020 schedule is only 8.42% tougher than the national average and 5.52% easier than the average of the other teams in the league.

10. Kentucky

The toughest noncon game Kentucky plays is its regular-season finale at Louisville. The rest of it (Eastern Michigan, Kent State and Eastern Illinois) almost feels like a Big Ten nonconference schedule. The draw from the West features a road game against Auburn and Mississippi State. Auburn’s tough, obviously, but it could have been worse. In the division, the Cats get Florida, Mizzou and Tennessee on the road, but outside of Georgia, the home slate is quite manageable. Overall: 8.42% | SEC: -5.52%

Of course, when you look at the rest of the list, the Cats are not alone when it comes to trying to make their non-conference slate as manageable as possible. Georgia, Texas A&M, Missouri, and Florida all rank lower than Kentucky in the strength of schedule rankings, with the Gators being the only SEC team with a projected SOS below the national average.

[CBS Sports]

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4 Comments for Kentucky Football’s strength of schedule ranked 10th in SEC



  1. KyZoneBlitz
    12:11 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    you dont hear anyone giving the gators a hard time…



  2. Skooms
    12:37 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    Give it time KZB and I’m sure we’ll hear plenty of LSU and Bama fans giving them hell. Of course that will probably be in response of Florida fans completely disagreeing with CBS.



  3. AreJ
    1:45 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    So with the lack of depth at MLB and the overall talent and depth of our DLine maybe a change in scheme would be a good thing. Use our strengths. I’m excited for this season and I believe we have reached a point with our program where we can add a better NoCo game. I’d like to see WVU or VT, cool road environments and they feel like teams and fan bases that could be good rivals.



  4. A conservative white man
    3:42 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    If he wants to play Ohio teams it’s time to bring back Cincinnati. AAC is a way better win than a MAC one.