This year in the men’s college basketball world, there are some every talented teams with some very talented freshmen leading the way. These are the AP top 5 teams and are the top picks to win it all at the end of the year.
At number 5, are the Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals have a very young team coming into the season, with only two upperclassmen. As of right now, the Cardinals are 6-0, which is first in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Louisville looks to keep building and hopefully get a high seed in this years NCAA tournament.
At number 4, are the undefeated (8-0) Duke Blue Devils. The BLue Devils have to sought after freshman leading the team, with the point guard Tyus Jones, and the man in the middle Jahlil Okafor. Okafor leads the team in points averaging 17 per game, while Jones leads the team in assists, averaging 10 per game.
The Arizona Wildcats have the number 3 spot, with Freshman forward Stanley Johnson leading the way. Johnson is averaging 18 points per game this year while also leading the team in rebounds with 6.4 per game. They are 7-0 so far and are going up against a very good Gonzaga team on Saturday, who is ranked 9 in the nation and are are also undefeated at 7-0.
Holding the number 2 spot are the Wisconsin Badgers. 7’0 senior sharpshooter Frank Kaminsky leading the way. The Badgers will be a tough team to beat this season returning many key players from last years final four team. The Badgers are 7-1, with their loss coming from number 4 Duke.
And the number 1 spot goes to the team everyone is talking about, The Kentucky Wildcats. This is the tallest team in basketball besides NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, they are said to have the two best teams in college basketball with their starting five… and then there first five off the bench. This is an amazingly tall, talented and athletic team. Some ESPN experts even say that they could beat the Philadelphia 76ers in a 7 game series.
It is looking like a great year in college basketball this season, and these are only a handful of the teams to look out for in this upcoming year.