Mizzou Moves To The SEC: Our New Kentucky Friends

Apr 24, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Had Anthony Davis been on hand, it would have been the largest uni-brow in recorded history. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

We are winding down our tour of our new SEC foes, as this week we move our focus to the Kentucky Wildcats. Is it easy to get blinded by the shine of the basketball team's success? Sure, but I think some of us may be surprised at how well Kentucky does elsewhere. Afterall, the current SEC teams make up 12 of the top 51 spots in this year's Learfield Cup.

As always, we will review the last three years of records for each of the sports which Mizzou will be bringing to the SEC starting in July, along with the Mizzou results over the same time span (in bold and italics). Let's get to it, starting with the fall sports (season listed is year in which the sport completed so fall sports will be a calendar year behind):

Overall Learfield Cup Standings: 2009-10 (49th) - 29th , 2010-11 (41st) - 36th , 2011-12 (49th) - 29th

Women's Soccer:

  • 2009 (13-6-3/7-1-2, B12 Regular Season Champs (1st) - 5-10-4 overall, 2-8-1 in SEC
  • 2010 (7-10-2/5-5) - 10-7-2 overall, 4-5-2 in SEC
  • 2011 (12-8-1/3-5-0) - 13-7-1 overall, 6-5 in SEC, eliminated in 1st round of NCAA Tournament

Women's Cross Country:

  • 2009 (7th in B12, 7th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 8th in SEC, 8th in NCAA Southeast Regional
  • 2010 (11th in B12, 12th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 8th in SEC, 14th in NCAA Southeast Regional
  • 2011 (4th in B12, 7th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 8th in SEC, 12th in NCAA Southeast Regional

Men's Cross Country:

  • 2009 (T-8th in B12, 11th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 7th in SEC, 13th in NCAA Southeast Regional
  • 2010 (11th in B12, 18th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 8th in SEC, 21st in NCAA Southeast Regional
  • 2011 (6th in B12, 7th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 4th in SEC, 16th in NCAA Southeast Regional

Women's Volleyball:

  • 2009 (18-14 overall, 9-11 in B12) - 29-5 overall, 17-3 in SEC, eliminated in NCAA Sweet 16
  • 2010 (22-11 overall, 12-8 in B12, eliminated in NCAA Sweet 16) - 17-13 overall, 11-9 in SEC, elimintated in NCAA 1st round
  • 2011 (21-13 overall, 7-9 in B12, eliminated in NCAA 1st round) - 28-6 overall, 17-3 in SEC, eliminated in NCAA Sweet 16

Women's Indoor Track:

  • 2010 (10th in B12) - 7th in SEC, 26th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (12th in B12) - 8th in SEC
  • 2012 (10th in B12) - 12th in SEC

Men's Indoor Track:

  • 2010 (9th in B12, 25th in NCAA Championships) - 9th in SEC, t-40th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (9th in B12, t-26th in NCAA Championships) - 9th in SEC, t-57th in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (8th in B12, t-61st in NCAA Championships) - 8th in SEC

Women's Gymnastics:

  • 2010 (3rd in B12, 12th in NCAA Championships) - 7th in SEC, 5th in NCAA Regionals
  • 2011 (4th in B12, 6th in NCAA Regional Championships) - 7th in SEC, 5th in NCAA Regionals
  • 2012 (t-2nd in B12, 4th in NCAA Regional Championships) - 5th in SEC, 5th in NCAA Regionals

Women's Basketball:

  • 2010 (12-18 overall, 2-14 in B12) - 29-8 overall, 11-5 in SEC, eliminated in NCAA Elite 8
  • 2011 (13-18 overall, 5-11 in B12) - 25-9 overall, 11-5 in SEC, eliminated in NCAA 2nd round
  • 2012 (13-18 overall, 2-14 in B12) - 28-7 overall, 13-3 in SEC (SEC Champs, 13th title, first in 30 years), eliminated in NCAA Elite 8

Women's Swimming and Diving:

  • 2010 (3rd in B12, t-42nd in NCAA Championships) - 8th in SEC, 34th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (3rd in B12, 23rd in NCAA Championships) - 7th in SEC, 28th in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (3rd in B12, 14th in NCAA Championships) - 9th in SEC

Men's Swimming and Diving:

  • 2010 (3rd in B12, 27th in NCAA Championships) - 6th in SEC, 16th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (3rd in B12, 22nd in NCAA Championships) - 8th in SEC
  • 2012 (3rd in B12, 19th in NCAA Championships) - 7th in SEC, 21st in NCAA Championships

Women's Outdoor Track:

  • 2010 (10th in B12) - DNP in SEC, t-51st in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (11th in B12) - 8th in SEC, t-60 in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (7th, t-40th in NCAA Championships) - 12th in SEC

Men's Outdoor Track:

  • 2010 (10th in B12, t-21st in NCAA Championships) - 10th in SEC, t-13th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (9th in B12, t-41st in NCAA Championships) - 7th in SEC, t-41st in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (10th in B12, t-56th in NCAA Championships) - 8th in SEC, t-43rd in NCAA Championships

Women's Tennis:

  • 2010 (6-17 overall, 1-10 in B12) - 2-20 overall, 1-0 in SEC
  • 2011 (11-9 overall, 4-6 in B12) - 5-20 overall, 2-9 in SEC
  • 2012 (11-12 overall, 2-7 in B12, ranked #47 at last match) - 9-14 overall, 1-10 in SEC

Women's Golf:

  • 2010 (7th in B12) - 11th in SEC
  • 2011 (3rd in B12) - 10th in SEC, 20th in NCAA East Regionals
  • 2012 (9th in B12) - 9th in SEC, 17th in NCAA Central Regionals

Men's Golf:

  • 2010 (11th in B12, 10th in NCAA Regionals) - 6th in SEC
  • 2011 (5th in B12, 6th in NCAA Regionals) - 9th in SEC
  • 2012 (8th in B12) - 7th in SEC,

Softball:

  • 2010 (51-13 overall, 11-7 in B12, eliminated in WCWS) - 32-27 overall, 13-15 in SEC, eliminated in NCAA Regionals
  • 2011 (53-10 overall, 13-2 in B12, B12 Regular Season Champions (1st), eliminated in WCWS) - 40-16 overall, 14-9 in SEC, eliminated in NCAA Super Regionals
  • 2012 (47-14 overall, 17-7 in B12, eliminated in NCAA Super Regionals) - 30-30 overall, 15-13 in SEC, eliminated in NCAA Regionals

Baseball:

  • 2010 (29-26 overall, 10-16 in B12) - 31-25 overall, 13-17 in SEC
  • 2011 (27-32 overall, 12-15 in B12) - 25-30 overall, 8-22 in SEC
  • 2012 (32-28 overall, 9-14 in B12, B12 Tournament Champions (first), eliminated in NCAA Regionals) - 45-18 overall, 18-12 in SEC, eliminated in NCAA Regionals

Summary:

So while Kentucky has some solid programs, both with history (women's basketbal) and on the up and coming (soccer and volleyball), I could not quite place why they were so strong in Learfield. They have men's and women's Rifle teams, and came in 2nd in the NCAA, which certainly helped the points a bit :-)

2011-2012 did seem like a better year for the 'Cats than they have had in awhile, so it will be interesting to see how the trends continue. Not too strong in some sports (track, golf and swimming) but certainly competant on the diamond and other areas.

Next week, the final review...finally :-)

Links to Previous Reviews:

Alabama
Auburn
Mississippi State
Mississippi
LSU
Arkansas
Florida
South Carolina
Georgia
Vanderbilt

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