Largely on the basis of its incoming freshman class, despite being relegated to the NIT in 2013, Kentucky was crowned as the preseason No. 1 team in the land.
The top-ranked recruiting class and individual numbers haven’t quite translated to collective success this season.
At this point, I don’t have to mention that – whether legitimate or illegitimate – there was talk of 40-0.
But under the colossal weight of those expectations this season, Kentucky has labored to a 22-8 record this season – just 12-5 in what is universally considered another weak year in the SEC.
So, what’s wrong with the Wildcats?
247Sports’ Jerry Meyer says this team lacks the intangibles and the common collective quality that typically makes teams great.