Way too Absurdly Early Pre-Season College Basketball Rankings for 2013-2014.

Louisville0Louisville is your 2013 National Champions, so obviously the question is who will win the 2014 National Title. First let me say I went to the National Title game Monday, and it was well worth the 2 hour drive from South Carolina to attend. It was a fantastic game, though my Michigan grad buddy, left unhappy it was still a fun time.

There were some nervous moments before the game though, when it appeared that only a grand was going to get you into the game. That would have left us a in sports bar watching things. Luckily about 15 minutes before the game, a reasonable transaction was completed, and I was at the Final 4 watching the best guard play I’ve  seen all year.

Congratulations to Louisville on your national title!

On to the way way too early polls. These are actually pretty meaningless, but still interesting conversation pieces….

CBSSportsline 2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

Sporting News 2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

ESPN 2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

NBCSports 2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

USATodays 2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

CNNSI 2013-2014 Preseason Top 25

Judging by all these Pre-season polls why bother playing next year because Kentucky with their heralded recruiting class will dominate the world. How did that work out with this year’s Kentucky’s team that lost to Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT? I’m very surprised so many polls have anointed the Wildcats the country’s number 1 without not ever having seen most of their team play a single game.

Considering in most polls Syracuse, Duke and UNC make up 3 of the top 12 teams in the country, and Notre Dame, Virginia and Florida State get some top 25 recognition, it reminds me of the ACC’s old days when there were multiple top 25 teams in the conference.

The 2013 season just ended and I’m already ready for the next one.


  1. Hokie Mark says:

    1) Thanks for pulling all these together in one place 🙂

    2) Is NC State supposed to fall off the face of the earth?

    3) Good to see Duke, UNC, Syracuse, ND, UVa and FSU

    4) when do you think we’ll start to see NC State, WF, BC and Pitt in the top 25?

    5) how many (& which) teams do you think will make the NCAA next year?

  2. Jfann says:

    NC State just lost so many players. They will be decent but its’ hard to see them as anything more than a fringe NCAA team. If FSU lands Wiggins they’ll make the NCAAs.

    Wake Forest has the highest mountain to climb. Jeff Bzedlik is not the answer. The others could all make appearances in the top 25 in the next 1-2 years.

    NCAA Teams year?

    Duke UNC Syracuse ND UVA FSU possibly Pitt MD NC State BC

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