College Football Roundup Week 5: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 5: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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College Football Roundup Week 5: What It All Means, Winners, Losers, Overrated, Underrated

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The Most Underrated Thing Was …

Okay, Kentucky. Let’s have some fun.

You’ll have to forgive everyone for not seeing this coming.

After all, Kentucky had beaten Florida just once since 1986.

The Gators this year pushed Alabama to the brink, and had the look of a team ready to make a statement that it might be the third-best team in the country – assuming a loss to Georgia in a few weeks.

Kentucky struggled to put away Chattanooga. It had a hard time with a rebuilding South Carolina team, had to fight to put away a mediocre Missouri, and … Kentucky 20, Florida 13.

We’ve seen this before. In 2018, Kentucky gets off to a hot start, reality sets in, the football team finishes with a restaurant quality bowl appearance, and then it’s basketball season.

This year might be different.

No, Kentucky doesn’t have the talent or the chops to be any sort of a real challenge to Alabama or Georgia, but Florida has two SEC losses now.

Arkansas and Ole Miss still have to play each other at some point, and both of them are almost certain to have to defeats.

Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt … who? Who’s the third-best team in the SEC?

Technically, right now, it’s that team in blue.

Schedule, schedule, schedule. Kentucky has to go to Georgia. Forget about that – it’s beside the point.

There’s no Alabama on the slate. There’s no Ole Miss, and there’s no Texas A&M. There’s a nice November coming up, though, with Tennessee, at Vanderbilt, New Mexico State, and at Louisville to close it all out.

That was the preseason analysis. Soft first month, soft second moth, rock-hard middle, but Florida was one of the problems. Now, after the stunning 20-13 win over the Gators, a loss to Georgia doesn’t matter much in the New Year’s Six bowl chase,.

LSU and Mississippi State in October are very, very gettable if the Cats play like they did against the Gators, and there’s a real honest chance now to shoot for third. Of course the bigger dream is to get by Georgia and play for the real prizes, but no, UK, you don’t want Bama.

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