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Pro Football Focus Ranks Kentucky No. 20 in Way-Too-Early Top 25

The numbers don’t lie — Kentucky is a top 25 football team.

As national outlets slowly begin to share preseason top 25 rankings for the college football season, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the Kentucky Wildcats. Each offseason there are a handful of teams that become media darlings. Tennessee and Louisville each fall into that category ahead of the 2020 season, while UK will remain an afterthought.

Pro Football Focus does not share that media bias. They watch film and crunch numbers. Using a power ranking analytics system that factors in recruiting rankings, returning players and market information, they have created a ‘way-too-early’ top 25 for the 2020 season. In this system, Mark Stoops’ Wildcats make the cut at No. 20.

“After a really strange season in 2019, the Wildcats return a decent amount of talent in 2020 and should be competitive again in the SEC.”

The numbers add up. Kentucky has PFF’s two highest-graded returning offensive tackles, along with Boogie Watson, the No. 3 returning edge rusher in America, and UK’s defense only lost one player from one of the five best secondaries in America.

Kentucky Opponents in PFF’s Top 25

5. Georgia
6. Florida
10. Auburn
19. Tennessee
25. Mississippi State

Article written by Nick Roush

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

5 Comments for Pro Football Focus Ranks Kentucky No. 20 in Way-Too-Early Top 25

  1. Ipeeblue
    12:03 pm May 20, 2020 Permalink

    Louisville will stomp us in basketball and football this year!!

    • cats646
      1:21 pm May 20, 2020 Permalink

      The only thing Louisville would stomp us in, would be a gang bang. Lol

  2. UKBigBlueForever
    12:38 pm May 20, 2020 Permalink

    Are you sure you don’t pee red?

    • RealCatsFan
      1:34 pm May 20, 2020 Permalink

      If that’s the case he should see a doctor.

  3. Mbivinsuk007
    10:50 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Pissin Cardinal Red hell yeah love it. And I hear The cards are pretty good at those Gang bangs just ask their QB from last yr his ass was taking a beating every Saturday!-