The college basketball season starts on Tuesday night, and No. 1 Michigan State will take on No. 2 Kentucky in the marquee game.

Ahead of the tipoff for the season, Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde released his top 25 rankings, and 3 SEC squads were included.

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Interestingly, he had Kansas at No. 1, followed by Michigan State and Duke. Here’s where the 3 SEC teams ranked:

  • No. 4 — Kentucky
  • No. 8 — Florida
  • No. 23 — LSU

The Wildcats have a chance to pick up a huge win on Tuesday against the Spartans, but John Calipari’s Kentucky teams often get off to slow starts before developing as the year goes on.

Will that be the case again this year? We’ll find out soon.