The Louisville Cardinals won the 2013 NCAA Tournament–you know, just in case if you forgot. However, is it possible for this team to repeat as national champs in the 2013-14 college basketball season?
Let me answer it this way: yes.
With that said, I do not think they will. Russ Smith, along with some other great players will be coming back and the incoming recruiting class is looking pretty good, but it is so hard to repeat as college hoops champs. Florida was the last team to do that, but the Gators were clearly the most dominant team in the country during their second national championship campaign.
Sure, Louisville will be great and it all depends where they will get seeded, who they will play and many other things that we will have no clue about for awhile, but they are not the best team entering the season.
I would have to give those honors to Kentucky. However, if the Wildcats don’t dance once again or get bounced out of the second round, then go right ahead and make fun of me. Until then, the Wildcats are the best team on paper when it comes to talent.
There is also the Kansas Jayhawks, who will be welcoming that one player named Andrew Wiggins with open arms. Michigan State pretty much returns its entire team and the list of great teams goes on and on.
Louisville will be a good team, but there is no way they will be better without Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng. As great of a story that the Cardinals had in this year’s tourney, a magical story will not happen next season, at least when it comes to winning back-to-back championships.
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