This Thursday night, college football will make its triumphant return to the airwaves and the long drought between the Final Four and football will finally be over. With the pigskin back in our lives the folks over at Bleacher Report have gone through all 128 FBS teams and ranked them. Where did the Cats land? Probably a little lower than you’d hope. Here’s where UK ranked amongst their opponents:
26. Mississippi State
37. South Carolina
77. Louisiana- Lafayette
[Bleacher Report: College Football Power Rankings for Week 1]
To recap, Syracuse.com had the Cats placed 66th, USA Today disrespected the team with a ranking of 77, and SB Nation had them placed highest at 50. All of these rankings outside of the elite teams are subject to the author’s opinion and preconceptions which results in wide variations from site-to-site. I think the Cats are going to surprise a lot of people on the national scene and low expectations are something they can take advantage of early in the year. The time for talk is coming to an end, the time for action and bowl eligibility is now.
What do you think of Bleacher Report’s rankings of UK and their opponents?