By Harry Allison
Villanova is No. 3 in the preseason national poll by the AP and many have picked the Cats to make another Final Four.
But ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, the world famous bracketologist, is a skunk at the garden party.
Of course, he’s a St. Joe’s man:
I would be extremely surprised if Villanova captures another title this season.
These Wildcats, in spite of our preseason rankings, don’t compare well to the 2016 NCAA winners and they’re not even close to the genuinely elite 2018 champions. Those squads spun off seven NBA players not only still in the league, but producing at a high level.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is probably next off the assembly line, but he’s not likely as a sophomore to carry a team to the Final Four and beyond.
Villanova will keep winning because Jay Wright is that good. He also has a roster and a system that doesn’t know anything else.
I just think the Cats will be hard-pressed to maintain the level of a top five team.
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