Re: ESPN's early preseason top 25
I'm still somewhat unimpressed with Louisville.
I mean, I keep hearing people say "they don't lose anyone", except they lose two starters, and their run at the end of the season was pretty flukey. Siva is HIGHLY overrated, and is non-existent against anyone with a decent amount of size. Russ Smith runs hot and cold. They are counting on Blackshear to develop into a first option type pretty quickly, and even then I think they will still struggle to score. Dieng and Behanan is a very good frontline, though, I will admit. But they won't really have anything off the bench. Top 10 for sure, but top 3 is pushing it.
Then again, I'm a little biased.