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We're getting to that point in the year where there's basketball news pretty much every day.

Over the past week, you've seen a flood of preseason Kentucky basketball stories here and elsewhere and that will only continue this week. I'll be headed to Louisville on Wednesday for the tipoff luncheon, where John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell will both be addressing fans. Look for a story from that tomorrow afternoon.

In the mean time, CBSSports.com is rolling out some content previewing 2012-13. First, the five experts from the site picked conference champions, Final Four teams and a national champ here. Four of the five picked UK to win the Southeastern Conference. Gary Parrish picked UK to make the Final Four and repeat as national champions.

More interestingly, at least in my opinion, the experts tabbed the 100 best players in college basketball. Take a look at the complete list here, but below are the rankings for each of the included UK players:

5. Nerlens Noel, 6-10, 228, C, Fr., Kentucky
He's not Anthony Davis, but he sure will remind you of last year's number one pick on the defensive end. He's an exceptional shot-blocker, but does not possess the offensive skills of Davis. -- (Jeff Goodman)

32. Alex Poythress, 6-7, 239, F, Fr., Kentucky
Poythress made the transition from purely a power forward to a combo forward who is difficult to defend. He is excellent on the glass, but he is also able to knock down outside shots or go off the dribble. -- (Jeff Borzello)

33. Archie Goodwin, 6-4 ½, 198, SG, Fr., Kentucky
Goodwin might have been the best pure scoring guard in the high school ranks last season. He's extremely athletic and knows how to get to the rim against nearly any defender. -- J.B.

62. Ryan Harrow, 6-2, 170, PG, Soph., Kentucky
John Calipari has had success with first-year point guards in the past, but now he has someone who has been in the system for a year. Harrow is a tremendous athlete who loves to make plays. -- J.B.

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