Mar 9, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) dribbles the ball against the Florida Gators in the first half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Florida 61-57. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Wildcat Blue Nation Preseason Top 25: The Kentucky Wildcats are back at #1


The 2013-2014 college basketball season is only a couple months away, and ESPN, CBS, and USA Today have already released their preseason top 25 polls for next season. Usually around this time of year a lot of different media outlets that have a different #1 team, but everybody agrees this season, and its the Kentucky Wildcats.

Coming off a “bad” season to put it mildly seeing Kentucky back in the #1 spot is a sigh of relief for Kentucky fans. I wasn’t ready to put Kentucky #1 in the preseason until I found out that Willie Cauley-Stein, and Alex Poythress decided to come back for their sophomore seasons. The freshman Kentucky has coming in are great, but we needed leadership to help these young guys during the tough times of the early season. Kyle Wiltjer also will return for his junior season, and will be able to play a more laid back role as a pure shooter as he did for the 2012 title team. Kentucky is the favorites everywhere you look to when the title next season, but college basketball will have a lot of good teams unlike last season when college basketball was terrible.

Here is my preseason top 25 for the 2013-2014 college basketball season……….

  1. Kentucky
  2. Michigan State
  3. Kansas
  4. Duke
  5. Louisville
  6. Arizona
  7. Michigan
  8. Florida
  9. North Carolina
  10. Ohio State
  11. Marquette
  12. Syracuse
  13. Colorado
  14. Wisconsin
  15. VCU
  16. UCLA
  17. Memphis
  18. Gonzaga
  19. Tennessee
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Harvard
  22. Virginia
  23. Indiana
  24. Boise State
  25. Wichita State

 

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