Arkansas' 31-28 loss to Mississippi State on Saturday assured Kentucky a trip to a bowl game for the third consecutive season.
Nine bowl spots are reserved for Southeastern Conference teams if there are enough bowl-eligible teams to fill all nine. After the Razorbacks' defeat, it's possible for only nine SEC teams to gain eligibility this season.
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Six victories are required for bowl eligibility. Kentucky (6-5) will be joined in bowl games by Alabama (11-0), Florida (10-1), Georgia (9-2), LSU (7-4), Mississippi (7-4), South Carolina (7-4) and Vanderbilt (6-5).
Auburn (5-6) needs to beat top-ranked Alabama on Saturday to become eligible.
Tennessee (4-7), Mississippi State (4-7) and Arkansas (4-7) cannot get to six wins.
Herald-Leader Staff Report