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Cats ranked first in stupid Way-Too-Early Top 25

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There’s not much sillier than these preseason rankings seven months ahead of the actual season but we’re crazy fans and we gobble this stuff up every time. (We are who we are.)

In the ESPN edition of the way-too-early 2017-18 rankings, your University of Kentucky Wildcats are ranked No. 1, ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, Villanova and Florida, in that order.

Here’s what ESPN had to say about the Cats:

1. Kentucky Wildcats

You know the drill here: Coach John Calipari is presumably sending a bunch of talented dudes to the NBA (De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo) and replacing them with another bunch of talented dudes (five ESPN 100 prospects in ESPN’s No. 1-ranked 2017 recruiting class, plus redshirt freshman Hamidou Diallo) hoping to join their pro-bound predecessors forthwith. Whether those newcomers have the same star power as the players they’re replacing is up for debate, but if guard Isaiah Briscoe returns for another season and Wenyen Gabriel and Isaac Humphries ably take on bigger roles in the frontcourt, there’s no reason Calipari can’t mold up another national-title contender in the next 10 or so months. Broadly speaking, almost every top team will have a ton of turnover in 2017-18; why not settle on the one that thrives on turnover every spring?

Keep in mind, this is before John Calipari adds Mohamed Bamba, another guard, and hopefully Kevin Knox to the roster.

This is pointless and irrelevant, but it’s better than not being considered the best team entering next season, right?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

73 Comments for Cats ranked first in stupid Way-Too-Early Top 25



  1. ukjaybrat
    11:55 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    but it’s also assuming briscoe comes back. which i doubt. but who knows.



  2. cat fan stan
    11:56 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    At least we get to celebrate draft nights and preseason number one rankings. While our rivals (Louisville, Duke, UNC) win championships.



    • collin51
      11:58 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Go one year before Louisville’s title and tell me who won that one



    • cat fan stan
      12:06 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Since cal has been here, UCONN has 2 and Duke has two. Our One puts us equal with Louisville in that time span. And we are more then lucky UNC only has one. They should have just won their second in a row. I’m just sick and tired of the “players first” mentality. It’s a joke. These other coaches love their players as much as cal loves his. But these other coaches realize their employed by a school to win championships and they are doing that better then cal.



    • abobicesaevior
      2:06 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      So you prefer schools that cheat, Stan? (AKA Tom Atkinson or Christiffer Burnam) UL, UNC, dUKe, UCon and UCLA have all had very recent scandals attached to their programs.



    • J-Dub421
      12:09 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Then go cheer for Duke.



    • cat fan stan
      12:11 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Cal said he wanted to chase UCLA for titles. But at the rate we are going we are going to be chasing more schools then just UCLA.



    • Ridge Runner
      12:17 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Dude, we are all disappointed when we don’t get a banner but you are reacting childlike



    • J-Dub421
      12:18 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Since Cal said he wants to chase UCLA for titles, why do you think he doesn’t want to win the title every year??? Your logic is faulty.



    • cat fan stan
      12:21 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I never said he doesn’t want to win it. But after 8 years maybe he should start to rethink his strategy. Next year we very well could have 5 freshman starting. The odds are very heavy against that bringing us #9



    • cat fan stan
      12:22 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I never said he doesn’t want to win it. But after 8 years maybe he should start to rethink his strategy. Next year we very well could have 5 freshman starting. The odds are very heavy against that bringing us #9.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:24 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      So what should Cal do? Beg players like Monk and Fox to not go pro? Don’t recruit them?

      Maybe he should do this: have fake classes that they don’t have to attend to keep them eligible, and get the refs in his back pocket so all the critical calls go UK’s way. Oh, and convince the selection committee to give us an easy road to the finals every year.



    • runningunnin.454
      12:24 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      How did UConn and Duke do this year?
      Don’t think I saw them in the Elite 8.



    • cat fan stan
      12:32 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      The monk and fox caliber players will always go. No matter what school they go to. It’s the dakari johnson, the twins, James young, marquis Teague type guys that he hypes up and pushes out the door because “player first” right.



    • 4everblue
      12:34 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan I agree with J-Dub….go cheer for dUKe, UofLittle Brother or UNCheaters!



    • 4everblue
      12:38 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Actually I agree with just about everyone on this except you Stan, especially about you acting childish. BBN doesn’t need your kind of fan.



    • cat fan stan
      12:43 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      So you all are fine with Duke and UCONN having more titles since Cal has been at UK? And you’re perfectly fine with having the same amount as louisville?



    • J-Dub421
      12:46 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Ugh! I am so sick of idiots saying Cal pushes players out the door. He doesn’t. He just doesn’t lie to them and beg them to stay because it will help him like other coaches do. Like Pitino did to Russ Smith and several others. “Come back Russ and I’ll teach you to play point guard and it will help your draft stock.” That was a lie. Smith played shooting guard the whole season and was drafted late second round. He’d have been better off going to the draft in 2013 after U of L won the title because it was a weaker draft. Pitino lied to Russ because he’s a selfish jerk who only looks out for Pitino.



    • J-Dub421
      12:48 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan would you be fine with losing in the second round to South Carolina this season?? (A team UK beat by 16 I might add.)

      How about losing in the first round to Lehigh and Mercer?? Stop cherry picking.



    • cat fan stan
      12:49 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Never happy after a season ending loss. Weather it’s round one or on a last second shot in the elite 8. But I’d sure as heck be happier with 2 championships then 1. I’d be happier not being tied with Louisville.



    • runningunnin.454
      12:50 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I am fine with being in contention every year; not finishing this year like UConn at 16-17, and not collapsing in the 2nd round like Duke with all the talent in the world.



    • J-Dub421
      12:53 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      We aren’t tied with Louisville. We have 8 titles and they have 3*.



    • cat fan stan
      12:55 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I like how you put the asterisk there. Do you realize when we got the equivalent of the death penalty we were allowed to keep three titles from the infraction years. We also won another while on probation. Our 8 could easily be 4



    • runningunnin.454
      1:06 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      We just got the down-low on Pitino and Russ Smith; looks like Coach K had the same little talk to Bolden. He would get more coaching leaving for the NBA than returning to Duke.
      He sat on K’s bench all season even after recovering from the injuries.
      There’s players first and then there’s coaches first.



    • abobicesaevior
      1:14 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan, you can cheer for Pitino-Cypher strippers and hookers or UNC fakes classes if you wish.



    • J-Dub421
      1:18 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      U of L cheated. They hired hookers for players and recruits. Then played those ineligible players. That 2013 title may be vacated (it should be).

      Duke cheated to get their 2010 title and another runner-up before that. (Corey Maggette and Lance Thomas both took money.) So that’s a couple of seasons that should be vacated.

      UNC committed 18 years of mass scale academic fraud, and should vacate 2 titles (1993 and 2005) because they played players who were (or should have been) academically ineligible.

      UCLA payed players back when they had Wooden. He knew about it but looked the other way because he liked winning. (Look up Sam Gilbert for more info.)



    • cat fan stan
      1:18 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      You can attack me all you want. But you’d for sure be lying if you said your happy that Duke and UCONN have more tittles the last 8 years. You’d be lying if you said your happy we are tried with Louisville for titles over the last 8 years. Get a grip and come to reality. We might bring in a ridiculous amount of talent. But is our system really working at winning championships?



    • Booby Petrino
      1:20 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan is funny. Talks about how “almost” isn’t good enough, then goes on to say UNC almost has 2 titles in the time Cal’s been here. Uh yeah okay but they only have one. Duke has two, sure, and Coach K has been there forever and had his staff and players all lined up the way he wanted them with all the time he needed to get ready. And he has some embarrassing losses in the tourney but we won’t talk about those bc UK had one bad year with Cal so we need to focus on that.



    • cat fan stan
      1:24 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      You’re still dodging the point. Embarrassing losses and all. 2 is better then 1. Do you feel better this year because we made it further then Duke and Louisville. Should we hang a banner for advancing farther. No.



    • J-Dub421
      1:29 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      So Stan, you’re only going to be happy if we win a title every year. That’s what I’m getting out of this conversation.



    • Booby Petrino
      1:30 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Pitino was here 8 years and won one. Tubby was here ten years and won one (perhaps a gift from Pitino but technically still Tubby’s championship). Hall was here 13 years and won one. But hey, Cal is not doing his job for only winning one in his first 3 seasons and not more in 8 years. Hmmmmm



    • cat fan stan
      1:32 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Not every year. I understand how unreasonable that is. But when you’re paying a coach the amount of money UK pays call. It’s fair as a fan to expect to do better then your rivals. And I think it’s fair to be upset as a fan when we aren’t doing better then them. The ultimate goal is championships. So I think it’s fair to judge the teams on championships. All of the teams. And right now there are other teams winning more then us. We don’t have to win them all. Just do better then your rivals.



    • CATandMONKEY
      1:35 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      What a fckng maroon.



    • bdmnky81
      1:46 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Since call has been here we have had 3 legitimate championship teams. The wall team, the brow team, and the Kat team. Those years were years we actually had one of the best, least flawed teams in the country. Wall lost to a ridiculous WV team that played out of its mind. We won with the brow. And KAT lost one game all season that came down to a missed shot clock violation. The knight and TwinsV1.0 teams overachieved DUE TO CAL COACHING HIS BUTT OFF. This team lost to the eventual National champs on a last second shot by a walk on. You have made a heavily isolated stance that lacks context and validity. Just making the idiotic comment that this team has more is not comparing apple to apples.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      1:57 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I really love these long arguments because they allow me to brush up on my Roman numerals.



    • 4everblue
      2:10 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I think Stan is actually AG….both idiots!



    • 4everblue
      2:15 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      So Stan how many do you think dUKe would have won if they switched tournament draws with UK? It is an undeniable fact that dUKe gets the best draw in the tournament every year and UK gets the worst!



    • runningunnin.454
      2:17 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Here ya go, STE,
      MMXVII



    • plbutcher99
      4:11 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Absolute moronic statement by this “fan”. Of course, we as UK fans are upset when we don’t win a championship but guess what, in the 100+ years of our program, we’ve only won it 8 times. Does that mean that for all of those years that we don’t win it, we have had a failed season? Don’t think so.

      You say that you’re “sick and tired of the players’ first mentality”. Well guess what, that’s why we get these great players. And because we get these great players, we have great teams and have great seasons. That is a reflection of our great coach. If you’re so “sick and tired” about it, then leave. The BBN doesn’t need your negativity.

      You question Cal’s strategy and that maybe he should rethink it since we have only won one title. Hate to tell ya, but it’s because of his strategy that is putting UK in position every year for a championship run. Since Cal has been here, we could have up to 6 titles (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017) based on how good our team was (2010, 2012, 2015) and how the tournament opened up for us (2011, 2014, 2017). But in a one and done tournament, the best team doesn’t always win. We’re a couple of 3’s away (2010), a shot clock violation (2015), and a last second shot by a walk-on (2017) from possibly having 3. The ball just didn’t bounce our way during those year but it’s because of Cal’s strategy that put us in a position to be there and make those runs. We all can agree that Carolina doesn’t even get past the second round if it were for bad officiating and that same bad officiating helped them the rest of the way to a championship.



    • AGSlater
      4:48 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I agree stan. Just look at all the usual crybabies on here with their feelings hurt over a solid comment. Cal is only going to win 1 title bc he had Davis. The ksr apologists never quit. They will do anything to deter any bad comment. Next year is literally all freshman. No shooters and no inside game. Should be fringe top 25 team imo. Doesnt mean they cant get better but come on. Im tired of this bs



    • bluetide
      6:41 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      You’re names UK AD tonight. What’s your first move tomorrow?



  3. Ridge Runner
    11:56 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

    If Gabriel & Humphries can take bigger roles… another national title contender, etc

    Umm, I love my Cats but wow.. what a reach.



    • Ridge Runner
      11:58 am April 4, 2017 Permalink

      If we get Bamba & Knox, this would be a consideration.. but damn



    • Sentient Third Eye
      12:04 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Humphries proved that he can produce on the big stage against UNC. We lost that game, but it wasn’t his fault.



    • Ridge Runner
      12:15 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Sentient, looks like your taking more stock in that one game than I am which would hoist us to number 1. I hope your right obviously but the my logical mind would have to see way more



  4. 4everblue
    12:36 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Actually I agree with just about everyone on this except you Stan, especially about you acting childish. BBN doesn’t need your kind of fan.



  5. maximumscott
    12:37 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Who is UL with Mathiang and Mitchell? Who is Duke without Tatum, Kennard, Allen? Who is UNC without Meeks, Hicks, Jackson, Britt? Who is KU without Mason, Jackson, Lucas? All of those schools are losing irreplaceable talent and experience. UK is losing the same breadth, but Cals System allows him to be extremely successful when having large amounts of turnover. These other schools wont do well where Cal succeeds. When UK is yet again at the top 5 or 10 midway through next season and then a title contender when March starts look around and see what other BlueBloods are with them? Oh yeah, do you think UCLA gonna be the same or Oregon or Zona? All those schools losing critical pieces and none have proven to rebuild a program in 1 year when losing significant talent. Cal does!



  6. 4everblue
    12:37 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    wrong one…sorry.



  7. ncaa is in on it
    12:47 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    cat fan stan??? You just start being a cat fan? The program was living in the past for years,not really even relevant anymore before Cal. Maybe Cal shouldnt have said all that stuff about the NCAA but they would have still screwed him at every turn either way. He is the perfect guy for this program,I dont agree with not playing more zone and some other stuff but the day he leaves we for sure will have to wait ten years to get back to final four.

    Was Higgins reffing the UNC vs Ark game? Think about all the good luck UNC had this tourney run. That no over the back meek call kills me.



    • cat fan stan
      12:53 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I’ve been a UK fan all of my life. I’ve supported with my time and my wallet. My family makes a $10,000 dollar donation EVERY year. And we will continue to do. I’m just sick of being the bridesmaid and never the bride. Being close doesn’t matter. It doesn’t get you the banner. UNC had lucky breaks but they came back in almost every tournament game late. They made winning plays.



    • abobicesaevior
      1:17 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan, who’s your replacement for Cal? Who would do better that we could get? I personally wouldn’t trade him for anyone.



    • cat fan stan
      1:21 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I wouldn’t trade him either. I love Cal and think he’s phenomenal at what he does. I just wish he’d adjust more. He doesn’t play zone because it doesn’t help a player for the NBA game. It sure as heckled worked for unc to beat us in the elite 8 though. It worked for WVU to beat the wall/cousins team. He stuck with the twins agains wisc and left Ullis and booker on the bench trying to help the twins draft stock. He takes TO’s to the grave with him. There’s things that he could easily adjust that could possibly give us better chances at titles.



    • bdmnky81
      1:57 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      So basically you wish that he was a super coach with the power of hindsite such as your self. Cal dooesnt play zone because it doesnt generate the turnovers he wants. That is his style. And UNC didnt play zone on us. They played man to man as well. That is why every analyst in the country was praising jacksons job on shutting down monk for most of the game.



    • dballrb
      3:58 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Consistent outside shooting or lack there of can be applied to every team Cal has had.Cal dosent shoot the ball,not his fault.



    • CATandMONKEY
      1:38 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Keep you money and educate your children at higher level than yourself. If you spent $$ at UK it was wasted.



    • runningunnin.454
      1:47 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      History lesson. The 3 titles we were allowed to “keep” were NCAA titles. The point shaving scandal occurred in the NIT which was operated by the MIBA, not the NCAA.
      The NCAA had no policy to impose a “death penalty” nor jurisdiction to do so at that time.
      The SEC voted not to allow UK to play a schedule.



    • abobicesaevior
      1:53 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan, so you’re a better coach than Calipari? Whatever you say.



    • abobicesaevior
      1:55 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan, you’re obviously a troll. Talk about your $10K donation all you want. You’re full of BS, Christiffer.



    • 4everblue
      2:19 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan get your facts straight before you bring that weak [email protected] in here! IDIOT!!!



    • 4everblue
      2:21 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe you should give Cal a call and share your superior knowledge with him, Im sure he would be forever grateful.



    • 4everblue
      2:22 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan you’ve been a UK fan all your life? What are you 12?



    • AGSlater
      4:49 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Stan. If you say anything negative you are a troll, a cards fan, or just an idiot. Thats ksr minion logic



  8. damage_control
    1:32 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Move along people- they do this every single year. Rank UK in the top 2 or 3 so if they don’t win it all they can use their stupid rankings to “prove” Calipari isn’t living up to the hype. Just look at Gary Parrish’s twitter feed about an hour after UK “lost” to UNC. It’s a continuous blatant, intentional bias that they must perpetuate year to year to make their precious Roy Williams’, Coach K’s, and Bill Self’s look more impressive than they are.



  9. Angelo
    2:05 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    This top 25 list is not stupid. It is prophetic, prescient, and inspired!



    • Angelo
      2:15 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      visionary, percipient, divinatory, prognostic, farsighted, predictive, clairvoyant, insightful, intuitive!!!



  10. BluKudzu
    3:05 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Here is the thing, and I am no authority on basketball. Before Cal, our last National Championship was in 98? with OTS, I think? 15-16 years in between right? Tubby felt the pressure and left. then UK brought in a psycho to coach, who took the program and image to a very low stature.
    Cal comes here and wins 1 in the most unusual way, with a team heavily reliant on Freshmen. I would be curious to see the over-all success rate of winning a national championship, in such a manner. Statistically I believe it would be very low, but I could be wrong.
    Cal is doing a great job doing what he loves to do, help players get to that next level. That is what we will see, every year. Whether or not that work translates into championships, ever again, remains to be seen. Who knows? He might get some more in the next few years.
    This is what we got. This is what we are going to have. It is time to reel back the crazy expectations of a FF or championship on a regular or semi regular basis. I hope it happens every year. But it does not cast a shadow on the rest of my life if we don’t.
    One thing I will take exception to, is comparing us with other schools. There is a big difference in what UK is doing versus what they are doing.
    It is players first. then a mile later, it is anything else. With the extension Cal just signed, it has been approved by the AD, and folks, that is all that matters. Perhaps, eventually he will weight the compensation towards the depth of run in the tournament, and of course championships, much more than it is now. Until then, this is as good, as it will get. I am ok with that.
    Bring them in Cal, send them on.
    Go Cats.



  11. AGSlater
    4:43 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    Here we go another off season hype train only to be dissapointed next year. All freshman as #1 with no shooters and weak inside game. Lmao. Can these idiots stop ranking uk freshman teams in top 5. Cal is only gonna win 1 title



    • cat fan stan
      4:52 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      ding ding ding we have a winner. What cracks me up is the one title we won we had a once in a life time player. We had returning players which isn’t the norm. And people make fun of Bill Self for saying they ran out of time, but do any of you actually remember the championship game? they got it within one possession late in the game and of all players, marquise teague hit a long range three to give us a cushion. If that shot misses we could have easily of lost that one too.



    • cat fan stan
      4:52 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      we’re lucky to have one championship with Cal as coach.



    • gocatsgo08
      5:09 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      Okay, since you two are sooooo disappointed with our one championship, then please, for the love of sanity, tell us how you would fix it. Would you get less talented players? Wait, that doesn’t make sense. How about improve the coaching in the tournament? Wait, Cal is the best tourney coach in college basketball already. Oh, I know! Lets fire Cal and find another coach! Okay, give me your short list of replacements. I’ll wait. Oh, whats that? You don’t think he should be fired or you don’t have any replacements that you can name? Then how about you stop the whining and enjoy the run that we’re on as the most successful college basketball team in the country since Cal was hired? How about you back off the expectation of winning a championship every single year, when so much of that is based on luck and factors which Cal has no control over? Or better yet, go be UL fans, which I suspect you secretly are already.



  12. gocatsgo08
    4:57 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

    To cat fan stan, or any other idiot that is disappointed in our success under Cal, I’d like to offer a news flash: THIS ISN’T THE NBA! The NCAA tournament is not a best of seven tournament. Luck plays a huge role in winning the championship, more than in any other major team sports competition by far. I posted the same thoughts here several years ago, and was slammed for stating this opinion, but if you think otherwise, you need to check your sanity.

    Mainly, in a one loss and your out tournament, the best team rarely wins. Don’t believe me? Go back and check the history. I’m not going to waste my time doing the research to support an already well known fact. In a “best of” format, UK has at least 3 titles under Cal.

    There are several factors which can lead to a top team losing in the tourney. Seeding is crucial, and the selection committee rarely gets it right (and there is a strong case to be made that UK gets screwed almost every year). Officiating. I shouldn’t have to say much about this one. The choice of referees for a particular game, and what calls your team does or doesn’t get, especially in close games, has a huge influence on the outcome. Matchups are often overlooked. In 2015 what was the one team that almost everyone thought could cause the most trouble for UK? Yeah, Wisconsin received some help from the officials in that game as well, but against probably any other team, that call wouldn’t have mattered.

    This brings us to maybe the most important factor: A team doesn’t always play its best game. Everyone has their bad days, or off games, its just a fact of life. No one is perfect. Maybe you think that other coaches are better at preparing their team for the tourney or getting more out of their players in the tourney. To that I would ask. “What other team is in the Final Four every other year, and has essentially become a fixture in the Elite Eight?” Hint: It’s not Duke, UNC, Kansas, or Stan’s favorite comparison crush, UL.

    No other team has consistently been there at the end, and had a legitimate shot at winning it all, than the Cats. Because we are consistently getting so close, we end up having more disappointment than most other fanbases. It’s one thing to lose in the round of 32, but fans can sometimes write that off to being a “fluke”, and start to move on much quicker. But to lose when you’re one game away from another title or Final Four birth, that disappointment lingers. It’s hard to get over that.

    That’s why we are spoiled as UK fans. We are always in the discussion for best team/championship contender. In overall success during the Cal era, no one can compete with us. If you base it solely on championships alone, then luck is a definite factor. And only one team has more. If you are a younger fan (less than 30 years old), I have been following the Cats since the Joe B. Hall days, so trust me when I say you don’t know how good you have it as a fan today. And assuming Cal stays at UK, which we have no reason to doubt, then next 10 years should be just as good, if not better. Coach K is almost finished, and Duke will have no where to go but down. The same could be said for Pitino/UL and Roy Williams/UNC, although UNC will always be UNC, much like UK. But I hear the NCAA has an investigation going on down in Chappel Hill, and that should be finished soon, right? RIGHT?



    • RexRox
      6:46 pm April 4, 2017 Permalink

      I honestly believe that if the NCAA tournament was played as a multiple-game elimination, Cal’s Cats would have a minimum of three championships and perhaps as many as 5 or 6. Lots of luck involved in a single-game elimination tournament. I believe Cal has had a run of bad luck and is overdue for some better luck. Could imagine him going on a run of 3-4 championships over the next eight seasons.