With the exception of Andrew Wiggins and whatever school he chooses to suit up for, next season’s college basketball rosters are pretty set for the top tier programs. The NBA bound players announced their departures, others announced their returns, and the incoming freshmen signed the dotted line to seal the deal on their arrivals this summer/next fall.
Now that it’s all out on the table, ESPN’s Jason King released his preseason Top 25 and Andy Katz, his ESPN colleague, released a rebuttal to King’s rankings. King and Katz disagree on a number of teams in the Top 25, but they both agree that Kentucky is the No. 1 team entering next season, ahead of Louisville, Michigan State, Arizona and Duke, respectively.
Oh, your eyes didn’t deceive you. UK has early season games against Katz’s No. 2, No. 3, No. 7, and No. 23 teams.
Bring it on!