Originally Posted by Sea Ray
So what if their cless is 80th? They still have no business beating UK. My guess is the Hilltopper's players were not even recruited by UK and if they were offered a UK scholarship or a WKU, I'm sure the athlete would jump for Lexington
Well that's the point. UK hasn't had many top 20 classes themselves. I looked at the Rivals rankings;* UK was 61st in 2011 and 59th in 2012.
I bet you're right that no players from WKU were offered scholarships to UK. I'd also be willing to wager that they were quite amped to show what a mistake UK made in not offering them scholarships
Were it the case where Kentucky had a huge talent differential, it wouldn't really matter. But given that UK had slightly more talent, the motivation and scheme can make up a small gap.
*I don't believe Rivals rankings are superior in any way, but rather knew where to find them and knew I wouldn't have to pay for the privilege.