Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats 2011 Profile

Coach Phillips got off to a very good start in 2010.  A +1 game coach right out of the gate in the SEC East is very good.  Only time will tell if it can be maintained.  Anything above a +1 game coach in the SEC is doing very well.

Recruiting is trending up and the Wildcats have their highest 4 year national average recruiting class going into the 2011 season.  At #45 national, the Cats need a couple more years of recruiting into the 20′s and 30′s annually to try and push out of the #5 slot in the division.

Coach Phillips established a stronger than average home field advantage in 2010 and was exactly to the model on the road.  the annual schedule will be very important for improved seasons in the years.

Wildcat Recruiting Rank Links:

Most recent year , year over year recruiting improvement and 4 year moving averages of all 120 teams recruiting rankings based on CFBMatrix national composite rankings.

2011 Wildcats Roster/Depth Chart

Kentucky Schedule and SOS/EOS Breakdown

Middle of the road is the best way to describe the Wildcats schedule.  SOS overall, in conference and OOC is in the middle tier of the SEC.

The 4 out-of-conference games are all wins.  Louisville will be tough, but UK should win that one on their field.  The other 3 should be no issue in Lexington.

While their SEC schedule has a #6 SOS rank in the conference, they have a #11 EOS.  This is saying they have the 2nd toughest schedule to talent ratio which is don’t expect a lot of wins.  The model shows 1 conference win when comparing recruiting ranks and home/away variables.  +1 game was added due to the 2010 season trend.  Any more than 2 conference wins is a huge season for Kentucky.

Links to other Wildcats stats, trends, and articles

NFL/Recruiting Rank Ratios

Team Records – Odds Matrix

Returning Starters (All teams)

Wildcats Win/Recruiting Trend Chart

This chart holds a lot of promise for Wildcat fans.  Recruiting is trending up and the team is the most talented in the past 7 years since the charting was started.  They recruiting on a mid-tier level in any other conference (upper third of Big East).  However, in the SEC a #45 nationally ranked 4 year recruiting class keeps you in the bottom third of the division.   It will be another couple of good recruiting years to push this team into a more competitive position in the conference and division.

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