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Kentucky remains college basketball royalty, but there are plenty of other bluebloods

Kentucky remains college basketball royalty, but there are plenty of other bluebloods

It wasn't a law but it surely seemed like some kind of an unofficial mandate: last college basketball season, all general analysis, written or spoken, contained a reference, preferably with genuflection, to Kentucky.

Therefore, the most exciting part of the coming season — unless you live in the Bluegrass State — is that other teams will finally be getting some attention.

Here's what to watch in what should be a wide-open season.

(Spoiler: Kentucky won't come near an undefeated season, but they still could win it all.)

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