However much he might be rationalizing, Kentucky Coach John Calipari has touted the benefits of playing such teams as Maryland, Duke, Notre Dame and Baylor this early season. Those estimable opponents help the coach soberly assess his freshman-dependent team. This begs a question: What does UK get from its current string of, uh, modestly rated opponents? On Saturday, Marshall will be the Cats' fourth straight home opponent with a Ratings Percentage Index of no better than 150 as of Tuesday, according to Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. In the last three weeks, Kentucky will have played No. 333 Samford, No. 253 Portland, No. 150 Lipscomb and No. 244 Marshall.