The Kentucky Wildcats have been picked as the favorite in the SEC basketball preseason media poll for the 2019-20 college basketball season.

John Calipari once again has a loaded roster in Lexington, and that should have Kentucky competing for a national championship this season.

Meanwhile, the Florida Gators are picked to finish second, and Mike White’s squad has been picking up preseason top five rankings in various polls.

The LSU Tigers, who captured the SEC regular season title last season, are picked third in the preseason poll, while the Auburn Tigers are ranked fourth after their first-ever Final Four appearance.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Kentucky Wildcats
  2. Florida Gators
  3. LSU Tigers
  4. Auburn Tigers
  5. Tennessee Volunteers
  6. Alabama Crimson Tide
  7. Mississippi State Bulldogs
  8. Ole Miss Rebels
  9. Georgia Bulldogs
  10. South Carolina Gamecocks
  11. Arkansas Razorbacks
  12. Texas A&M Aggies
  13. Missouri Tigers
  14. Vanderbilt Commodores

The college basketball season tips off on Nov. 5.

Blake Lovell is a national college basketball writer for ClutchPoints. He’s also a contributor for the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and Athlon Sports College Basketball Preview magazine. He hosts two podcasts: Marching to Madness (CBB) and Establish the Pass (NFL). 

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