CHARLOTTE – The media has spoken, and they agree with the rest of the free world that Kentucky will be far and away the Southeastern Conference's best team in 2014-15.
Announced at the SEC Tipoff on Wednesday, John Calipari's Wildcats are the pick to the win the league, receiving all 20 first-place votes submitted.
The Gators ran the table a season ago in the SEC en route to the conference regular-season championship while the other three teams are coming runs to the NIT.
Here's the full preseason media poll:1. Kentucky
6. Ole Miss
9. Texas A&M
12. South Carolina
14. Mississippi State
Also named on Wednesday were preseason first- and second-team All-SEC units. It will come as no surprise that Kentucky Wildcats peppered the two groups of five.
PRESEASON FIRST-TEAM ALL-SECG Jarvis Summers - Ole Miss
G Aaron Harrison - Kentucky (selected Player of the Year)
G Michael Frazier II - Florida
F Jordan Mickey - LSU
F Bobby Portis - Arkansas
PRESEASON SECOND-TEAM ALL-SECG Andrew Harrison - Kentucky
G Charles Mann - Georgia
F Alex Poythress (pictured above) - Kentucky
F Karl-Anthony Towns - Kentucky
F Willie Cauley-Stein - Kentucky
Check out the video below from Scout.com of Calipari's time at the podium in Charlotte.