CBSSports.com put together a ranking of each of the 14 teams of the Southeastern Conference based on their 2017 strength of schedule, and your University of Kentucky got one of the league’s easier runs for the upcoming college football season.
Kentucky’s strength of schedule ranked tenth in the conference, according to Tom Fornelli and explained below:
Mark Stoops and Kentucky are looking to go bowling again and their nonconference schedule should get them halfway to eligibility. Sure, Louisville to finish the season is tough, but Southern Miss, Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Michigan should all be wins. The Wildcats draw both Mississippi schools from the West, which won’t be easy, but is likely preferred to most of the alternative options. They also get both Florida and Tennessee at home this season, though they will head to Athens to take on the Bulldogs. [CBSSports.com]
As for the rest of the SEC, Vanderbilt’s schedule ranked first due to its trips to Knoxville and Gainesville in the East and the draw of Alabama from the West. Arkansas has the least toughest schedule with two FCS opponents.
See the entire ranking here.