Basketball & Southern Baptists in Kentucky

On Saturday Louisville and Kentucky will play each other in the Final Four in New Orleans.

Here is a Huffington Post story about the battle: Kentucky V. Louisville: Basketball Armageddon. I found this quote interesting.

College basketball in Kentucky is right behind the Southern Baptist Church in fervency.

I lived for over a decade in the Commonwealth and am a Southern Baptist. I’m not so sure the writer of the article got the order of fervency correct.  Fervency is defined as having a passionate intensity.  It is rooted in an old word meaning boiling.

Kentuckians, how would you rank these two subjects on the fervency chart?

Non-Kentuckians, what two subjects make the top of your state’s list?