The basketball season is less than a month away, and my preseason jitters are keeping me awake at night. You would think I am the starting point guard, but alas, I am not.
Here is the crazy thing:
Athlon Magazine has Louisville (my favorite, in case you weren’t aware of it) ranked #1 in their preseason top 25. ESPN has Louisville ranked above Kentucky (13) and Duke (14) for the first time I can recall, at number 12.
I know what you are saying: preseason polls don’t mean a lot. However, based on previous polls since Rick Pitino has been coaching the Cards, Louisville has overachieved. Last year, they rose to #2 in the country atop a 16 game winning streak. Then they fell apart to injuries and being schooled in the inside game. This year, they actually have the post players to push back against the teams that took them apart. And according to Coach Pitino, they still have that same fire. So who knows what will happen?
This is so exciting.