Kentucky basketball reached uncharted territory last year, in the wrong way. After a first-round exit in the NIT, John Calipari and the Wildcats more than reloaded for the 2013-14 season by bringing in arguably the best recruiting class in school history.
The Wildcats aren't the only team with a great recruiting class though. Four other SEC teams join Kentucky in the top 20 recruiting classes in 2013 per ESPN. Florida and LSU are in the top 10, while Arkansas and Missouri are 18 and 19, respectively.
Names like Patric Young, Jarnell Stokes and Scottie Wilbekin are returning for another year of college basketball, making the SEC a competitive conference after a mediocre year from top to bottom.
Let's take a look at the three teams that will challenge Kentucky the most for the top of the conference standings.