Watercooler: April Bracketology edition!
April, 17, 2013
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com
Myron Medcalf: What's up, Eamonn? I know it has been only a few days, but this occasion called for another Watercooler. Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology report is available for the people. And, well, let's just start with the most controversial element of it and the 2013-14 preseason: Kentucky is not just a No. 1 seed in Joe's bracket, it's also the No. 1 overall seed.
I agree with that decision. A lot of folks are going to come up with a lot of reasons to doubt the Wildcats and their slot, but Kentucky features five kids who are ranked in the top 11 of RecruitingNation's 2013 class rankings. Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson and James Young could all turn pro in a year. Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein return. John Calipari has the most talented team in America, and even though Kentucky fell short of expectations last season, I believe this is a different squad.
I really don't have a problem with Kentucky earning the No. 1 overall spot in Joe's bracket, but I'm sure college basketball fans around the country will question Joe's choice. What do you think about that one, man?
Eamonn Brennan: Mid-April Bracketology! It is a special occasion, indeed. This time is especially, um, special, because not only does Joe get to hear from people who are positively scandalized that such an early Bracketology exists -- it's one of my favorite annual traditions -- but he gets to hear from people who will be outraged that a team that lost in the first round of the NIT last season is going to be ranked No. 1 overall in October.
Guess what, everyone: Deal with it.
There's more where that came from. For the rest of my way too early bracket Watercooler with Myron -- accompanied by Joe Lunardi's way too early (but still fun) Bracketology update -- click here.