With most of last season's epic recruiting class back for a second go-around, the Kentucky Wildcats have a rare level of experience to add to their usual array of talent. There would appear to be no SEC opponent capable of standing up to such a juggernaut.
But last preseason brought the term "40-0" into the college basketball lexicon, and we saw how that worked out.
It's true that no SEC opponent has the top-to-bottom athletes that UK possesses, but there are some with athletes capable of winning individual matchups against the loaded Cats. At each position—with the possible exception of center—there are players in the SEC that can stand toe-to-toe with UK.
Still, that kind of talent is concentrated in only a handful of players on only a few teams in the largely lackluster SEC, which is why UK will be the consensus title pick again.
These matchups will be worth watching when the Wildcats tip off against particular conference opponents, even if the games themselves could get out of hand.
Player positions according to VerbalCommits.com.