From Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com: “Several hours after the national title game ended, at some point between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jeff Goodman and I (along with our colleagues Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello) settled into a booth at a Waffle House in the shadows of the Georgia Dome, ordered omelets and finalized our Ridiculously Early Preseason Top 25 (and one).
We argued about Colorado.
We argued about Ohio State.
We argued about Duke and Memphis and Wichita State.
But the one thing — literally the one and only thing — we agreed on without debate or discussion is that the Kentucky Wildcats should be No. 1. It was the easiest decision we made. And yet, the somewhat common opinion among a contingent of common folk (outside of the Commonwealth, of course) is that it’s silly to rank a school No. 1 based mostly on the quality of a recruiting class, especially when that same school was ranked No. 3 last preseason before ending up in the NIT. To that, I say … sigh.”