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Cats Top 2013-2014 SEC Power Rankings

 

As the offseason begins to draw to a close there isn’t much time left to get every preseason list/ranking/prediction in before we are once again able to watch glorious sports. Today Jeff Goodman did just that as he ranked his picks for SEC power rankings. The article is insider but all you need to read about is the number one team as it features the Kentucky Wildcats. Here’s what Jeff had to say:

1. Kentucky

The million-dollar question is whether the 2013-14 edition of the Wildcats will be more like the national title squad two seasons ago or the one that earned a trip to the NIT last season. Just two holdovers remain from last season: talented 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein and combo forward Alex Poythress, who could wind up in a reserve role after averaging nearly 26 minutes per game as a freshman.

The incoming class ranks No. 1 in the nation and boasts five players ranked in ESPN.com’s top 10: power forward Julius Randle (No. 3), point guard Andrew Harrison (No. 5), center Dakari Johnson (No. 7), small forward James Young (No. 8) and shooting guard Aaron Harrison (No. 9). It’s a young group, and leadership and chemistry will likely determine whether another banner is hoisted to the rafters at Rupp.

Kentucky is the unquestioned favorite to win the SEC for the third time in five seasons under Coach Cal. While you can’t read Jeff’s picks unless you are an insider you can still check out mine. Here’s how I think the top five SEC will shake out.

2. Florida

3.  Tennessee

4. Ole Miss

5. Alabama

 

How about you?

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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9 Comments for Cats Top 2013-2014 SEC Power Rankings



  1. Go Big Blue
    9:33 pm August 12, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky, Florida, doesn’t matter.

    Also, is it bad to say I want Devin Booker over James Blackmon Jr? I think Booker is better, and I don’t foresee us getting both.



  2. Ace
    9:44 pm August 12, 2013 Permalink

    I think Florida had one of their better players deemed ineligible didn’t they? I still think Florida will be there though in 2nd place.

    I haven’t heard anything on the Harrison Twins. Please tell us that they are still coming and are eligible.



  3. Jon
    9:49 pm August 12, 2013 Permalink

    So what’s this u of l rumor that’s being talked about



  4. Matt
    10:23 pm August 12, 2013 Permalink

    Isn’t Marshall Henderson suspended indefinitely. If he doesn’t return, there is no way Ole Miss is the 4th best team in the SEC.



  5. WiscyCat
    10:38 pm August 12, 2013 Permalink

    Great second game for Andrew Albers (former UK pitcher) now playing for the Twins. Threw 8 and 1/3 scoreless in his debut, and complete game shutout today. Great to see him play well!



  6. tdogg40330
    10:39 pm August 12, 2013 Permalink

    4) Bridgewater being investigated for signing autographs for money too???



  7. Wayne
    10:48 pm August 12, 2013 Permalink

    Any word out that Chase Behanon has once again been suspended from the Louisville Basketball Team? Do some digging as the Courier has nothing. And I am hearing this from fairly good sources.



  8. bigcatstanding
    12:30 am August 13, 2013 Permalink

    What is going on with the Harrison twins, coach comes out with a leadership prediction, saying Harrison twins / Julius Randle from what he has observed are going to be our leaders. tell me if I’m wrong but doesn’t that sound like they are in town, but at the same time haven’t heard that. I watch a youtube video from 1 week ago where Eric Bledsoe / DeMarcus Cousins / Anthony Davis where a reporter asked Marcus about the new guys, Marcus said he played against them and was very impressed with Julius Randle, Eric Bledsoe said he did the same was also impressed with Randall and the Harrison twins. So once again where the heck are they.



  9. Real UK Fan
    9:52 am August 13, 2013 Permalink

    If Tennessee is really the number three team then the SEC is going to be worse than anyone ever imagined it could be.