Kentucky's rough finish to the 2012-13 season apparently did not impact its status among coaches heading into the new campaign.
On Thursday, the coaches poll was released – and the Wildcats were ranked No. 1.
Just seven months ago, John Calipari's troops missed out on the NCAA tournament and then were unceremoniously bounced in the first round of the NIT by Robert Morris. However, after Calipari brought in arguably the best recruiting class in the history of the sports, Kentucky is back atop the rankings.
The only other time Kentucky was the preseason No. 1 in the coaches poll was 1995-96 – when the Wildcats won a national championship.
Here are the rankings and for complete details click here:
10. Ohio State
11. North Carolina
16. Wichita State
20. New Mexico
22. Notre Dame