Ostensibly put up to a series of fan-voted Facebook polls, NCAA Football 14's cover also will be influenced by other, as yet unexplained, social media forces. A field of all 126
Division I-A Football Bowl Subdivision teams was supposed to have been thinned to 32 candidates after Monday, but we don't yet know who the finalists are. With Penn State currently in first place among fan voting on Facebook—and Kentucky, of all football powers, a close second—I think it's clear why this popularity contest has some fudge factors working in the background.
First, Kentucky. It's a solid example of a school possessing both a motivated and completely delusional fanbase, in addition to an historically awful football résumé that trolls would love to make into an EA Sports poster boy. Would Duke command this kind of a response? Indiana? Kansas? Bayl— well, OK. Baylor was on the cover last year, yeah.