Kentucky Wildcats no Longer the Best Team in the SEC

By Trevor Lowry
Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

After a loss this week to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Kentucky Wildcats are clearly no longer the best team in the SEC. The Florida Gators will now take that honor.

Kentucky’s loss to the Fighting Irish was brutal. The Wildcats could only manage 50 points in the game and shot 40.4 percent from the field. Give Notre Dame all of the credit in the world for pulling the upset off at home, but the Wildcats did not look like a top 10 team in college basketball whatsoever in this game.

Senior Julius Mays stepped up his game for Kentucky, going off for 16 points in the loss. As for the two leading scorers on this team, not so much. Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin had three points a piece.

Kentucky could be very good. No one is denying that this team is talented, but it is just so inconsistent right now.

As for the Gators, they are a completely different story. Florida just got done annihilating the Marquette Golden Eagles by the score of 82-49. Florida is playing great on both sides of the ball right now and they definitely look like a Final Four team. This is the best Billy Donovan’s team has looked like in a long time.

Six players on Florida scored more than 10 points last night and none of those players was the Gators leading scorer Kenny Boynton. However, the freshman Michael Frazier II really shinned with 17 points off of the bench. Frazier drained five threes on the night. Remember, this was a very good Marquette team that Florida showed no mercy against.

Kentucky is now 4-2 on the season, while the Gators are off to a hot start with a 6-0 record. The Wildcats could very easily bounce back, but Florida look like the better team right now, and they are the best team in the SEC. A hot start and the highest ranking in the conference is pretty evident of that.


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