ESPN ranks Wisconsin 3rd in preseason college basketball power rankings


ESPN's out with its fancy preseason college basketball power rankings, where the Wisconsin Badgers are No. 3. Only Kentucky and Arizona are ranked higher than the Badgers, and the theme for their preview revolves around the expected improvements from Sam Dekker, Duke Dukan and Nigel Hayes. There's also an intriguing glimpse into last year's surprisingly permissive defense that should generate some discussion.

It's a short writeup, but who's complaining about anything basketball-related at this point?