ESPN’s crack college basketball staff released its predictions for the upcoming college basketball season and 21 of the 31 so-called experts picked Duke to win it all in the end:
Only Sean Farnham and Dan Dakich picked Kentucky to become champion. Yes, that Dan Dakich.
The high expectations for Duke were expected, but what’s somewhat surprising is only 14 of the 31 experts put Kentucky in their Final Four. Reaching the Final Four is extremely difficult, but if you’re making a prediction, it is pretty tough to count out John Calipari and the second-ranked team in the country.
But what do I know? I’ve only been to four Final Fours in six years since covering the team full-time.