Ridiculously Early Top 25 (and one): Calipari, Kentucky reload, are No. 1
April 3, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
John Calipari's team will look completely different next season, but the Kentucky Wildcats will still have a chance to go back-to-back. We've put together our Ridiculously Early Preseason Top 25 (and one) -- and we're sticking with UK in the top spot despite the fact we think the 'Cats will lose everyone of note except for reserve Kyle Wiltjer.
Our preseason poll is different. No, it's better than others because we make determinations based on information. That's why you won't find UConn -- as it's likely both Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond are history in Storrs. Ohio State is in the bottom tier because we anticipate Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas will leave early for the NBA.
We've got Kentucky higher than most as all indications are that Calipari has the inside track to the top two uncommitted high school seniors in the country -- Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad.
We'll update this again after the April 10 NCAA deadline.