Kentucky’s roster for the 2019-20 season still isn’t official with the potential reclassification of N’Faly Dante, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a sneak peek into where the Wildcats currently stand amongst media members.
Following the commitment Florida received from Kerry Blackshear Jr., there has been a shakeup in the projected top 5 for next season.
ESPN‘s Jeff Borzello now has the Cats coming into next season ranked No. 3, behind No. 1 Michigan State and No. 2 Kansas. The return of Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike pushed the Jayhawks to the No. 2 spot, overtaking Kentucky and pushing them down to third.
The Spartans remain as the top-ranked team, bringing back the majority of last season’s roster. The Gators, meanwhile, jumped from No. 18 to No. 4 with the addition of Blackshear, followed by Lousiville staying stagnant at No. 5 and Duke slipping two spots to No. 6.
LSU is the only other SEC team to crack the preseason top-25, coming in at No. 24 despite losing Tremont Waters and Naz Reid to the NBA.
Let’s go ahead and throw in Dante so we can update those national title odds.