Kentucky Wildcats Will Be the Favorites To Win 2014 NCAA Tournament

By Trevor Lowry
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe it is a little obvious, but the Kentucky Wildcats will be the favorites to win the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Sure, there will be plenty of teams that will challenge the Wildcats, including a team in the SEC. If you guessed this team to be the Florida Gators, then you are absolutely correct. Billy Donovan has led three Florida teams to three straight Elite Eights and a fourth straight could very easily happen.

The defending national champs will be very capable of defending their title, with some very talented players coming back to Louisville. The list goes on and on to worthy teams that could challenge Kentucky in the 2013-14 college basketball season.

However, expect this Kentucky team to be much like the Anthony Davis led team and by that, I mean they will win a national championship.

With five 5-stars coming in, the Wildcats will be loaded with young talent. John Calipari really worked his magic for the incoming recruiting class, which features five players being ranked in the top 10 of the 2013 recruiting class, according to ESPN. That is unheard of and it is no wonder why this could be the best recruiting class of all time.

Then you have Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer returning to the team. Although these three were apart of the Kentucky team that disappointed last season, they will be considered veterans of the new Wildcats team.

Talent wise, Kentucky is the best out there. Whether if it will result in a national championship in the upcoming season is yet to be seen, but the Wildcats will likely be the No. 1 team entering the year, which means they will most likely be the favorites to win the dance. The season may be months away and the tourney even further, but it is very easy to get excited about Kentucky because it is the best team in college basketball on paper by far.


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