Georgia Bulldogs: SEC East Power Rankings, Week 9

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Oct 24, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones walks off the following their 19-14 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

In all honesty, had Butch Jones not beaten the Georgia Bulldogs in Week 6, I’m not sure he would have had the luxury of staying on as the Head Coach of the Tennessee Volunteers football program after losing to Alabama in Week 8. His teams aren’t capable of finishing games and that’s a seriously problem if you want to contend in the SEC.

Fortunately for Tennessee, the toughest part of their 2015 schedule is over and I like their odds to go at least 3-2 in their final five to get to back-to-back bowls for the first time since the Philip Fulmer Era in Knoxville. However is winning three of five versus Kentucky, South Carolina, North Texas, Missouri and Vanderbilt any bit impressive? Tennessee could win out, but there is no way they miss a bowl in 2015. There is too much talent on this roster not to finish the regular season at .500.

The Tennessee Volunteers will play their annual rivalry game with the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on a spooky Halloween night. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM ET on the SEC Network.

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Oct 24, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Kentucky Wildcats players walk off the field after the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State won 42-16 Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

I’m loving the job that HC Mark Stoops is doing in Lexington turning around this Kentucky Wildcats program. Though I get that Florida owns Kentucky, UK needs to right the ship after two tough losses to Auburn and Mississippi State in as many weeks. Fortunately the ‘Cats get a 3-4 Vols team in a night game at Commonwealth Stadium on Halloween and I like UK in this one.

My thought is that Kentucky is certainly bowl bound, having to only 2-3 in their final three games. Drawing Tennessee at home for a Halloween Night game seems promising. Even with a loss to UT, I still think UK wins two of their final four games (@Georgia, @Vanderbilt, Charlotte, Louisville). Unless something crazy happens, the Kentucky Wildcats will play in a bowl game this holiday season. Get excited, Big Blue Nation!

As mentioned earlier, the Kentucky Wildcats will host the Tennessee Volunteers at 7:30 PM ET on Halloween Night. The game will air on the SEC Network.

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