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Kentucky ranks ahead of Louisville in Pac-12 and Big Ten-less preseason Top 25

You don’t need to play the Governor’s Cup to know that Kentucky is better than Louisville on the football field.

The annual season-ending rivalry game has been put on hold for the 2020 college football season as the SEC moves to a conference-only schedule. The unique schedule is just one of seemingly a zillion changes to college football during the coronavirus pandemic. The most notable move was this week’s decision by the Big Ten and Pac-12 to suspend play in the fall of 2020, potentially moving to a spring season in 2021.

The Big 12, SEC and ACC may take similar action down the road, but as of today college football is still on the schedule this fall. What would the Top 25 look like with only six conferences and 76 total FBS teams in action? 247 Sports projected the preseason AP Top 25 and the Cats made the cut, one spot ahead of the Louisville Cardinals.

25. Appalachian State Mountaineers
24. Virginia Cavaliers
23. TCU Horned Frogs
22. Baylor Bears
21. Louisville Cardinals
20. Kentucky Wildcats
19. Memphis Tigers
18. Iowa State Cyclones
17. Tennessee Volunteers
16. Virginia Tech Hokies
15. Miami Hurricanes
14. Cincinnati Bearcats
13. UCF Knights
12. North Carolina Tar Heels
11. Oklahoma State Cowboys
10. Auburn Tigers
9. Texas A&M Aggies
8. Texas Longhorns
7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
6. Florida Gators
5. LSU Tigers
4. Oklahoma Sooners
3. Georgia Bulldogs
2. Alabama Crimson Tide
1. Clemson Tigers

If we can successfully enjoy a 2020 college football season, half of Kentucky’s matchups are against top 25 teams. Unfortunately, it will not include a chance to whip up on Little Brother for the third year in a row, but beggars can’t be choosers.

[247 Sports]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

24 Comments for Kentucky ranks ahead of Louisville in Pac-12 and Big Ten-less preseason Top 25



  1. Ben27
    12:07 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    Is this the same Louisville team that we destroyed last year? How could they be listed so high in one off season?



    • UKinIN
      12:33 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

      Satterfield became a media darling by surprising the media last year. Initially the media loves a coach when his team “comes out of nowhere” to have a good season. This year he gets rewarded for proving them wrong last year.



    • ClutchCargo
      1:57 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

      Media logic: When your team somehow manages to beat a few bad teams and appear to suck less than expected, you’re considered a coach of the year candidate.



    • csnailnrun
      3:29 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

      agreed. Total garbage as the school and city is!!!



  2. UKrailbird
    12:26 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    But 4 positions below VA Tech. I call BS!!



    • ClutchCargo
      1:58 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

      They must not have heard that the great Bud Foster has retired.



  3. UKinIN
    12:42 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    UK doesn’t play in the ACC and doesn’t play U of L this year. Rankings don’t mean anything.



  4. ekywildcat
    12:50 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    That’s crazy, we’d blow the Cards away.



  5. BigBogee
    12:56 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    We should be at least 14th on this poll………



  6. claiborne_field
    1:24 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    I agree with all of the above comments as well as the craziness that puts Memphis and ISU ahead of us. That’s just ludicrous. We would destroy them head to head. I hate preseason crap like this.



  7. claiborne_field
    1:27 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    And let me throw in UCF, Cincy, and those God awful vols while we’re at it. Are you kidding me?



    • ClutchCargo
      2:04 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

      On paper, we’re better than UT most recent years, but we’re going to have to earn that respect by taking care of business on the field.



  8. UK_fac_boi
    1:30 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    Those Vols that own us every year you mean?



    • claiborne_field
      2:40 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

      ‘Own’? That’s a stretch.



  9. BigBogee
    1:34 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    I left UT ahead of us. If we can’t beat them on the field then they can’t be ranked behind us.



  10. BigBluSoTru
    1:37 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    So basically we are the 8th best team in the SEC that’s bs when we were picked to win the East and challenge Bama for the title.



    • madarchitect
      1:39 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

      Picked to win the East?



    • ClutchCargo
      1:59 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

      Please ignore this idiotic troll. Still waiting for his very first worthwhile comment.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      5:10 am August 15, 2020 Permalink

      And bigblu is still waiting those his virginity. 65 years is a tough stretch.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      5:11 am August 15, 2020 Permalink

      Still waiting to lose (not those)



  11. mhs1964
    3:06 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    Unfortunately, this is the way they do post season ratings as well. We play, according to these ratings five teams better whule UL plays three. Forget that we are playing the best teams in the best league apart from LSU while Louisville avoids playing the best in their league. If we go 5-5 and they go 8-3 they will be in the top ten and we will not be seen in the rankings.



  12. runningunnin.454
    4:55 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    UL is lucky; they don’t have to play Clemson…or UK.



  13. beskag2
    9:00 pm August 14, 2020 Permalink

    North Carolina at #12? Well that’s interesting, I forgot they even had a football team.



  14. bbn606
    9:26 am August 15, 2020 Permalink

    Year-in and year-out, I believe Va Tech is the most overrated team out there.