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1. Kentucky

The Wildcats have one of the best recruiting classes of the past decade. Julius Randle is a legit candidate to be the No. 1 overall NBA pick in 2014. But the rest of the crew is hardly a lock for the top 10 in the lottery. They are high-level players, but it's too early to anoint them. The Kentucky team that won the 2012 title had the talent, plus a mixture of experience, work ethic and unselfish behavior from each player. Those Wildcats handled the exposure and level of competition. This Kentucky team might do that as well, but it's not unrealistic to hedge just a bit because of the lack of experience. This squad has the size, the girth, the athleticism, the defensive pressure ability, but we'll see if it has the shooting and the patience to win a title. -- Andy Katz


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