CBS Reveals Kentucky's Preseason Ranking for 2020-2021 Campaign
By Max Bevington
On Monday, CBS Sports released its preseason rankings for the 2020-21 NCAA basketball season, which is bound to spur some debate.
You can bet there are some Wildcats fans out there ready to argue after Kentucky came in at No. 14.
Going into the 2020-21 season, Kentucky is going to have a lot of talent to replace, to say the least. Most notably, the Wildcats will have to replace the gap left by reigning SEC Player of the Year, Immanuel Quickley.
Along with Quickley, head coach John Calipari's crew will be tasked with filling the shoes of Tyrese Maxey, who has become a first-round prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft.
If losing Quickley and Maxey didn't seem like enough already, Kentucky is also losing EJ Montgomery and Nick Richards, both of whom were both top-five scorers for the Wildcats.
Despite the talent departing, the team will be bringing in a whole new crop of incredibly talented players, with their most recent recruiting class ranking first overall in the 247Sports Composite rankings. This class is highlighted by 5-star guards BJ Boston and Terrence Clark. Hasn't the media realized Kentucky crushes expectations each and every year with constant turnover?
Looks like it'll be business as usual for Calipari.