No. 25 Kentucky at Louisville

Published: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 9:42 p.m. counts down the top 25 games in the SEC for the 2012 season.


When: Sept. 2

Where: Papa John's Stadium

Why it's No. 25: Obviously, these two schools are in-state rivals and Charlie Strong thinks he might have his best Louisville team since taking over as head coach three years ago. It's a table-setter for both teams' seasons, and the fact that it's been moved to Sunday afternoon on ESPN means we'll be watching.

Series history: The two teams quit playing in 1924 but revived the Battle for the Governor's Cup in 1994. Since then, Louisville has a 10-8 edge. Kentucky won four straight before Louisville snapped the winning streak with a 24-17 victory last year.

Rivalry on a scale of 1-100: 83. The two schools are much bigger rivals in basketball, but the football rivalry has blossomed lately.

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