Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com ranks Kentucky No. 2 in his rankings and says this about the Cats: “The truth is that though I do think this team will take an early loss that'll send the rabid fan base into a state of pandemonium, Kentucky's players are just too talented to not develop into a scary outfit by the time the heart of the SEC schedule rolls around. Who will be the best player? I guess it could be Nerlens Noel. Or Archie Goodwin. Or Alex Poythress. We'll see. But at least one of them — and possibly all three — will emerge as a serious All-American candidate and position Kentucky to make a third consecutive Final Four and win a second consecutive national title. Again, these Wildcats don't have to be as good as last season's Wildcats. That's important to keep in mind. They just have to be as good as this season's Cardinals, Hoosiers, Buckeyes, Wolverines and Spartans, and being that good given the amount of talent in place is a reasonable and attainable goal.”
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.