North Carolina is #1. Not that preseason polls mean anything, but IMO #1 should be Memphis as more than likely they'll stick in the top 10 all season long.
My top 5:
3) North Carolina
The CBS national schedule is out and Kentucky has 7 games. Florida follows with three and Tennessee only has 2 despite being the almost unanimous pick to win the SEC. We have one game on CBS... a barnburner at Auburn Feb 24th.
Bruce Pearl's response:
"Certainly Kentucky is a premier team around the country," Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said. "But I think the league is better off when we're not promoting just Kentucky. Besides, who wouldn't want to see me sweat on national TV?"
Rest of the article is here. Comments from the great Dave Odom (2 time NIT champ) are worth reading.