The Kentucky Wildcats entered last season with a lot of hype, but clearly did not meet expectations–missed out on NCAA tournament. The team will once again enter the year with very high expectations, but are the Wildcats the team to beat?
Well, Kentucky’s recruiting class is arguably the best of all time. That tends to happen when a team picks up five five-stars, one four-star and two three-stars. That is pretty unheard of and it is amazing that John Calipari got this many talented players to join the team.
It also helps that both Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress will both be back for another season.
So, if the Wildcats can actually meet expectations they will not only be the team to beat, but they could very well run the table. Sure, Kentucky will face tough opponents all season long, but the talent they have on paper is crazy.
However, the team could disappoint like last season and not even win the SEC. With that said, the Florida Gators will rock a top 10 team once again and will likely earn a very solid seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
With the amount of talent that Kentucky will have in the 2013-14 season, it definitely should be the team to beat entering the year. The Louisville Cardinals may have won the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but they are losing some key players. Fear not Louisville fans because your team could still earn the No. 1 ranking to start the season.
Team to beat or not, the Kentucky Wildcats will be one of the most exciting teams to watch all year long.