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Re-ranking Kentucky's Schedule

In what seemed like the snap of a finger, we are a month into the 2023 college football season. Have we learned a lot about Kentucky? It doesn't seem like it. There are still plenty of questions regarding the Wildcats that we would like to have answered. What about Kentucky's remaining opponents? We know a lot about them, but they have their questions as well. With that, this seems as good of a time as any to re-rank the Wildcats' foes for the remainder of the season. *These are 100% objective and I do not anticipate any draw back from potential readers in other fanbases*

8. Mississippi State

The Bulldogs are in a complete rebuild under first year head coach, Zach Arnett. One thing they do have going for them though is the third leading passer in the history of the SEC. Will Rogers will keep them in some ball games, but their philosophy change away from the air raid has drastically taken away from their offensive output.

Current record: 2-2

7. Louisville

Until the Cardinals can stay within a possession of Kentucky, they will continue to rank this low. Louisville is 4-0, but they have played bottom dwellers of the ACC and B1G to get there. Jeff Brohm will coach his team to some wins, but the Cards are not talented or physical enough to take on Kentucky at a competitive level just yet.

Current record: 4-0

6. South Carolina

Stopping this offense is going to be a challenge for many throughout the year, but this is not a complete football team whatsoever. Spencer Rattler is playing up to his 5-star level but the run game is non-existent and their defense allowed non-air-raid Mississippi State to throw for over 450 yards on Saturday. Even with that being said, winning in Columbia will still be a tall task come late November.

Current record: 2-2

5. Tennessee

Didn't expect to see your team so early, Tennessee fans? Here you are. The Vols have vastly underperformed in my eyes. The questions surrounding Joe Milton coming into the season are still not answered and college football has seemed to have figured out Josh Heupel's offense. It still won't be an easy test, but the Tennessee game looks a lot more winnable as of now.

Current record: 3-1

4. Florida

The Gators have been the surprise of the SEC in my eyes. Graham Mertz has done his job in protecting the football and allowing Trevor Etienne and Montrell Johnson to be the focal point of the offense. Billy Napier's defense has been stifling as they rank first in the SEC against the rush. Florida will be a bigger test than expected this Saturday.

Current record: 3-1

3. Missouri

I can already hear the riot starting in Knoxville. Sorry Vol nation, the Tigers have proven themselves more than the 3-1 Volunteers have this season. Eliah Drinkwitz has his team playing with a lot of confidence coming off of back-to-back quality wins over Kansas State and Memphis. Also, Luther Burden may be the most dangerous athlete in college football. There will be no sleeping on the Tigers this year.

Current record: 4-0

2. Alabama

Nick Saban and the Tide bounced back in a big way with a win over Ole Miss this past Saturday. Jalen Milroe proved to be the man for the job as the quarterback controversy in Tuscaloosa is no longer to be. After giving up 34 to Texas in week two, Alabama has only given up 13 points combined over the last 2 games, including a game against a Lane Kiffin offense. While the experts freaked out after week two, it seems like this squad is on to something big.

Current record: 3-1


While Kirby Smart's club looks unusually human, they are still the most talented group in all of college football. The two-time defending national champions have not lost a game since December of 2021. Furthermore, there is a chance their top receiver, Ladd McConkey, could be back in time for the October 7th matchup against Kentucky which would boast their offense exponentially. On the other side, the Bulldogs are still working out their kinks as a defensive unit after seemingly losing all their stars to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Current record: 4-0

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