Here's the question heading into the 2013-14 season: Will the state of Kentucky let somebody else win the title?
Judging by what Louisville has coming back and what Kentucky has coming in, it's going to be difficult to ruin the reign of the Bluegrass State.
The one lesson we did learn this past season is that John Calipari's one-and-done philosophy can go splat.
We're also beginning to learn that the mid-majors are not going anywhere, and yes, that includes Gonzaga. (Cue angry "overrated" chant.)
Putting together rankings at this point is a guessing game because it's still waaaay early. We don't know who will return and who will go pro. Transfers could still happen. The Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes is still undecided.
So, with all of those caveats out of the way, here are your 2013-14 preseason rankings.
Others receiving consideration: Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, Notre Dame, UCLA, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Creighton, Boise State, Miami, Butler