April 09, 2013
The day after Louisville wins the national championship, Kentucky is back on top of the preseason rankings.
By virtual consensus, the Wildcats will be expected to enter 2013-14 as the top team in the country. In post-championship polls, CBSSports.com had UK ranked No. 1. Sporting News, too. And ESPN. And, oh yeah, USA Today. So basically everybody.
Preseason polls are no guarantee, as this year's version of UK can attest. But next year will be an entirely different team on a different level. And I think Louisville's championship win just elevated the stakes for next season.
Get ready. It's only six months away.