In all honesty, all of those programs deserve some credit for shaking up the landscape in college football this year, but none has been bigger than Kentucky, a school traditionally known more for putting the round ball through the hoop than kicking one through the goal posts.
A "basketball school" thriving in football you ask? In college football anything can happen and good times are happening in the Bluegrass.
The team's success this year has been well-documented, but it's just taking some getting used and making a few minor adjustments.
Tickets to a football game used to be as easy as snapping your fingers. Now, season ticket holders, students and others are lucky someone doesn't snatch them in order to get a peak of state's newest proverbial edition to the "Kentucky Proud" Initiative.
Any other season, ESPN?s popular College GameDay program, which is airs each week at a different campus site, would likely be setting up shop in Alabama, in time for the annual "Third Saturday in October" showdown between the Crimson Tide and Tennessee.
The Kentucky-Florida contest is bigger than Alabama-Tennessee this week? You bet it is.
And television executives know it. Before the last commercial aired in the Cats? 43-37 upset over previously top-ranked LSU in triple overtime last week, CBS immediately made the decision to return to Lexington to air this week's showdown between the Gators and the Cats.
Not only is Kentucky a factor in the SEC, the Cats are a player nationally, ranked No. 7 in the first BCS rankings that came out last week.
The upper-echelon contingent of bowl watchers were seen at Commonwealth Stadium last week and all of them left with Kentucky football media guides and other research material on the team.
In addition, Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson is a legitimate candidate for the Heisman Trophy.
Kentucky football is making some noise not only regionally, but nationally.
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