As we enter the last non football weekend, there is yet another thing for Kentucky Wildcat and Louisville Cardinal fans to argue about. What would happen if the teams switched conferences? Louisville is a top 25 team now and the highest ranked team in the Big East. How would they fare in the six-national-championship-in-a-row SEC?
Kentucky is generally projected in the 13th or the 14th spot in the SEC. How would they fair in the Big East?
To be honest, this seems to be an argument that mostly Louisville fans are advancing as they have their hopes high after a 14-12 record the past two years and a nice shiny Belk’s Bowl Runner Up trophy to boot. From what I have seen on Twitter and Facebook, Cardinal fans seem to think their team is under rated and a genuine top 10 team. That said, they believe that they can compete in the SEC and would be a top three-four team.
Kentucky fans have responded to the fray and said that Kentucky can compete in the Big East and that any SEC team would finish at least .500 in the conference.
Most preseason prognosticators say Louisville will win about 9-10 games and Kentucky 4-5. Granted, you would not call the Big East a power conference, so it will be interesting to see how the Cards fare in the SEC and UK in the Big East.
Instead of arguing about it over Twitter and facebook, I decided to take matters into my own hands do settle this argument the best way I can. With my trusty XBOX and my copy of the great EA Sport’s NCAA Football 2013.
Let’s look at how Kentucky fared in the Big East first: