Kansas may have gotten Wiggins, but Kentucky’s still the preseason #1, according to The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy. DeCourcy updated the preseason top 25 for the first time since the National Championship and the Cats are still at the top:
Since last we considered the Top 25, UK has learned that Archie Goodwin will not be returning but Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress are. Losing Goodwin is not without its costs, but what the Wildcats really needed in order for their overwhelming influx of young talent–the No. 1 prospect in the 2013 class at four of the five positions–to help the team confidently challenge for an NCAA championship was physical maturity in the frontcourt along with at least a hint of veteran leadership. And they’ve got that now.
What about the rest of the pack? Here’s the top ten:
2. Michigan State
9. North Carolina
10. Oklahoma State
College basketball is going to be really fun this season.