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Cats No. 1 in USA Today preseason poll

Photo credit: UK Athletics

Photo credit: UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Bolstered by the nation’s top recruiting class, Kentucky is No. 1 in the USA Today 2013 preseason rankings.

The Wildcats are one of three Southeastern Conference teams named in the top 25 poll.

UK freshman Julius Randle was named to the USA Today 2013 preseason All-American team. Randle, along with Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins and Michigan’s Mitch McGary, was named to the first-team.

UK sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein was named to the USA Today preseason All-American second team.

Here is the 2013 preseason Top 25:

1. Kentucky
2. Michigan State
3. Louisville
4. Duke
5. Kansas
6. Arizona
7. Florida
8. Michigan
9. Syracuse
10. Oklahoma State
11. North Carolina
12. Ohio State
13. Memphis
14. Virginia Commonwealth
15. Connecticut
16. Wichita State
17. Creighton
18. New Mexico
19. Colorado
20. Gonzaga
21. Tennessee
22. Marquette
23. Indiana
24. Iowa
25. Virginia


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