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Kentucky ESPN’s preseason No. 1 after addition of Reid Travis

The addition of Reid Travis makes Kentucky the new preseason No. 1 team in the country in the eyes of ESPN’s Myron Medcalf. Medcalf boosted the Cats past Kansas and Duke in his rankings after today’s news, writing that Travis may be the “strongest player in college basketball” and Kentucky’s roster is the most intriguing it’s been since the 2014-15 season.

“With the fleet of high-level guards John Calipari will have on his roster, this lineup could resemble the North Carolina team that won the national title in 2017, by essentially grabbing every offensive rebound in sight and bullying opponents in the paint,” he writes.

Did we have to bring up the 2017 North Carolina team? Ugh. Anyways, here’s Medcalf’s new top 10:

1. Kentucky
2. Kansas
3. Duke
4. Gonzaga
5. Tennessee
6. Nevada
7. Virginia
8. North Carolina
9. Michigan State
10. Villanova

Is it August yet???



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12 Comments for Kentucky ESPN’s preseason No. 1 after addition of Reid Travis

  1. krautdog
    2:13 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

    A..WWW!!! BRING IT!

  2. Cmart0907
    2:15 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

    Pre season ranking just put more pressure on these kids. We was preseason like #5 last year and was unranked by the middle of the season. Now they really have to perform to perfection.

    • ClutchCargo
      2:30 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

      They don’t come to UK to avoid the spotlight and pressure. It’s a normal part of playing for the top basketball program in the country. And we also have the best coach to keep them focused on doing their job and not worrying about what everyone is saying.

  3. sweet wm
    3:22 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

    Agree. KSR always rates UK BB high and sometimes they cannot reach the high expectations. So the fans are disappointed and complain. This is not good for the players.

    • J-Dub421
      4:45 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

      You are in charge of your own expectations.

    • TBW3011
      5:41 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

      It’s irrelevant.

  4. eyebleedblue
    3:37 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

    Where can I lay money on Tennessee underachieving if that’s their preseason ranking?!?!?

  5. WildFan
    4:47 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

    This was not KSR doing the rating. This was KSR reporting by quoting Myron Medcalf of ESPN. It is Myron Medcalf who is putting UK as number one in his version of preseason rankings.

  6. (Aixelsyd)0505
    6:51 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink


  7. (Aixelsyd)0505
    6:54 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

    And or..

  8. friendsofcoal
    9:24 pm June 20, 2018 Permalink

    Travis will be a starter

  9. Robkycats54
    10:02 am June 21, 2018 Permalink

    Pg-Quade Green
    SF- keldon johnson
    Pf- PJ Washington

    Jermarl baker is the x-factor I’m telling you guys if he doesn’t get hurt last week might have been a final 4 team…. Shooting he is one the 5 guys in the country right now and his work ethic is crazy….. Just check this is out if you haven’t seen this already, imo baker will start his game is just so smooth..