11. Vanderbilt Commodores
Last week: 13
Week one result: Vanderbilt 28 Middle Tennessee State 6
Just like Kentucky, Vanderbilt went on the road in week one to play a team they should beat.
And the Commodores not only managed to win, but they won in a more convincing fashion than Kentucky.
That’s the reason Vandy gets the nod over Kentucky here. I think the Commodores’ defense will keep them in some games this year, but they’ll still likely finish near the bottom of the SEC East.