College football writer Bill Connelly released his S&P+ rankings through four weeks of the college football season and the numbers present some crazy optimism for your University of Kentucky Wildcats.
But before we get to the Cat-specific numbers, let’s catch you up on what the S&P+ rankings are and how they’re calculated.
The short version: Connelly uses the Five Factors of college football — efficiency, explosiveness, field position, finishing drives and turnovers — from the play-by-play and drive data from every single game, adjusted for opponent difficulty. (It’s like thousands and thousands and thousands of plays that go into this.) He then mixes it all up with a bunch of math and produces one of the most trusted ratings systems in the game.
OK now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about Kentucky.
According to the updated S&P+ ratings, Kentucky has an 18 percent chance of going 11-1 or better this year. ELEVEN GAMES PEOPLE!!!!
Like Bill said, “Hold your loved ones tight while you can, friends.”
One last thing: KENTUCKY'S GOT AN 18% CHANCE OF GOING 11-1 OR BETTER. Hold your loved ones tight while you can, friends. pic.twitter.com/nmbB5m09p4
— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) September 25, 2018
You can see Kentucky’s advanced statistics profile here.
ELEVEN AND ONE????