Dick Vitale just released his Preseason Top 40, and like many other media members, puts the Cats, Cards, and Hoosiers right at the top. In fact, he puts Rick Pitino’s squad at number one, predicting the Cards will make it to the Final Four and maybe even the National Championship game:
I made this pick at this year’s Final Four and will stick with it. Peyton Siva, Chane Behanan and company got a taste of this year’s Final Four. They will make it to Atlanta and go a bit further.
It’s okay, guys. We’re close behind:
John Calipari simply reloads as Big Blue Nation welcomes in Nerlens Noel and the top class in America.
…and of course, the Hoosiers:
Tom Crean is thrilled that Cody Zeller and Christian Watford returned to Bloomington. The Hoosiers also have a great incoming class.
With that out of the way (in my mind, the Truth just busted out an awesome and incomprehensible rap about JC Penny), let’s look at the rest of Dickie V.’s top ten, which includes some old powers rising to the top again in Michigan and Michigan State:
6. Michigan State
7. NC State
10. Ohio State
Agree? Disagree? With Louisville and Indiana near the top, one thing’s for certain: we’ll be doing plenty of trash talking next season…