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A top recruiting class in 2013 has lifted Kentucky to a No. 1 ranking in the The AP preseason Top 25. But can a team that is heavily reliant on its freshman make a serious run at an SEC title? How will last season's regular-season titlist Florida or conference tournament champions Ole Miss fare? Click the logos below to set your rankings!

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2013-14 SEC basketball teams

Alabama

Alabama

2012-13 overall: 23-13
2013 SEC: 12-6

Arkansas

Arkansas

2012-13 overall: 19-13
2013 SEC: 10-8

Auburn

Auburn

2012-13 overall: 9-23
2013 SEC: 3-15

Florida

Florida

2012-13 overall: 29-8
2013 SEC: 14-4

Georgia

Georgia

2012-13 overall: 15-17
2013 SEC: 9-9

Kentucky

Kentucky

2012-13 overall: 21-12
2013 SEC: 12-6

LSU

LSU

2012-13 overall: 19-12
2013 SEC: 9-9

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

2012-13 overall: 10-22
2013 SEC: 4-14

Missouri

Missouri

2012-13 overall: 23-11
2013 SEC: 11-7

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

2012-13 overall: 27-9
2013 SEC: 12-6

South Carolina

South Carolina

2012-13 overall: 14-18
2013 SEC: 4-14

Tennessee

Tennessee

2012-13 overall: 20-13
2013 SEC: 11-7

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

2012-13 overall: 18-15
2013 SEC: 7-11

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

2012-13 overall: 16-17
2013 SEC: 8-10

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So about us suggesting yesterday that South Carolina had no chance to beat Kentucky? Oops. Clearly, we should have listened to our old friend Vizzini's advice that you never go up against Devan Downey when an upset of No. 1 is on the line. And anyway, if you want analysis, you go to Andy Katz, Dana O'Neil and Pat Forde. We're just here for our looks.

Kentucky's stunning loss at the hands of the Gamecocks has thrown the race for No. 1 wide open (again). But does it really matter? If this was football, Kansas and Kentucky might be sweating a bit. And Texas could go ahead and book rooms for the Cotton Bowl at this point. Yet through the miracle of a playoff system, they're all still prime championship contenders.

In fact, wherever the two teams end up ranked in next week's polls, are the Jayhawks and Wildcats still the best championship bets out there?

Eric (DE)

Is Eric Bledsoe a legitimate one and done player?

Andy Katz
Andy Katz

Can he go after this season? Yes. There is a need for more point guards. Should he go? No. He could use another season and would be the star attraction next season assuming John Wall, Patrick Patterson and DeMarcus Cousins bolt, too. Of course Kentucky won't be as talented. But Bledsoe still needs to work on his decision-making and distributing. He can shoot and has the natural speed and lateral quickness down. If Kentucky wins the title, though, I fully expect a mad dash to the draft.

Noah R (Miami,Fl)

Andy what are your thoughts on who takes over the number 1 spot if/when Kentucky loses? Seeing Cuse is ranked number 1 in the RPI and top ten sos and has been very impressive do they get the nod over Kansas and Villanova?

Andy Katz
Andy Katz

Syracuse would definitely get the nod over Villanova but the debate with Kansas would be interesting to do. Full Tuesday transcript

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