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Cats ready to deal with high expectations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - John Calipari is at again: Kentucky has the top-ranked recruiting class ever and the coach is insisting his young Wildcats have a long way to go.

If this talented eight-man freshman class that includes six McDonald's All-Americans jells according to plan, the journey could include a Southeastern Conference championship.

As it is, the Wildcats will begin No. 1 with monumental expectations, including talk of a ninth national championship and possibly an undefeated season.

Calipari isn't going that far, but does believe Kentucky has "a chance to be one of the best teams in the country."

At the very least they should surpass the accomplishments of last year's highly touted squad that went 21-12 (12-6 SEC) and lost an opening-round NIT game at Robert Morris.


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