There is a reason why when Kentucky and another school are equally qualified for a bowl game, that Kentucky ends up getting the nod.
Bowl reps have noticed how well Kentucky fans travel, and how exciting Mark Stoops has built this program into, and not to mention, their success in those games.
Kentucky has now won 4 straight bowls games in exciting fashion, and on national television - this year, in front of 6.5 million eyes. The ABC Network has announced that Kentucky vs. Iowa in the VRBO Citrus Bowl this year was the most watched non-New Year’s six bowl in the entire country.
The Kentucky brand is being built on the football side now, and they’re finally within arms reach of getting the national respect that they deserve.