Coach Cal talked yesterday about how no one will want to face his team in the tournament if they can figure out how to play a full 40 minutes – short rotation or not. ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb appears to agree with him and placed Kentucky as his fifth-best team in country on a list that does not include Duke. A little too much praise for a team that has seemed a bit flawed since SEC play started? Maybe not, considering the question marks that appear to be plaguing every team in a college basketball season that lacks the typical handful of elite teams. We’ll probably have a better answer after the next four games, but for now, you can celebrate Gottlieb’s praise.