Barring a major surprise in tomorrow night’s playoff rankings, Kentucky’s loss to Tennessee knocked them out of contention for a New Year’s Six bowl. At 7-3 with two winnable games left, where do college football experts believe the Cats will end up this postseason? The Citrus Bowl in Orlando on January 1 (1 p.m., ABC).
ESPN: Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State OR Citrus Bowl vs. Northwestern
Sports Illustrated: Belk Bowl vs. NC State
The Sporting News: TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Michigan State
CBS Sports: Citrus Bowl vs. Penn State
SB Nation: Citrus Bowl vs. Penn State
247 Sports: Citrus Bowl vs. Northwestern
Brett McMurphy: Fiesta Bowl vs. UCF
McMurphy is the only major prognosticator to still have the Cats in a New Year’s Six Bowl, which he says is dependent on them winning out and beating Florida out for the spot (currently, he has the Gators in the Citrus Bowl). Tomorrow’s updated playoff rankings will tell us a lot.
Don’t forget, Citrus Bowl reps have already visited Kentucky this season. There are far worse things than Orlando in January…just please let Northwestern end up somewhere else.