Jeff Goodman believes Kentucky will be lucky to be ranked in the top 25 when preseason polls are released as things stand currently.
In his most recent rankings, Goodman placed the Wildcats at No. 23 overall, putting them behind the likes of Arizona State, Creighton, Houston, Richmond, Rutgers, Stanford, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and Louisville, among others.
The reasoning? Kentucky returns just one rotation player from last season in Keion Brooks Jr.
Should they add another frontcourt piece, Goodman would be more willing to move the Cats up a bit, but the current roster doesn’t do much for him in the slightest.
“Big Blue Nation probably won’t be happy about my placement of the Kentucky Wildcats, but they have just one returnee from this past season, and that’s Keion Brooks and his 4.5 points per game,” he said. “They can move up if they can add a frontcourt grad transfer, but the current roster isn’t worthy of a top-20 ranking.”
To drive his point home even further, Goodman said Kentucky fans should be “ecstatic” that he has the Wildcats ranked where they are now.
Honestly, with the current roster, Kentucky fans should be ecstatic that I have them at 23 right now. https://t.co/qcDfTM1n3E
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 23, 2020
Here was Goodman’s entire top 25:
- Michigan State
- Arizona State
- Texas Tech
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- Florida State
- Oklahoma State
What do you guys think?