Kentucky leads nation's top frontcourts 

November, 5, 2012
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Nerlens Noel Mark L. Baer/US PresswireNerlens Noel's defensive abilities help make the UK frontcourt the nation's best.
We always hear that college basketball is a guards' game. Of course that is until you need a rebound or someone to protect the rim. The truth is that both guards and big men are important for title-contending teams, and there has not been a Final Four team that lacked quality frontcourt play or couldn't defend and score in the post. We can quibble about which is more important, guards or big men, but there is no question that guards cannot win by themselves.

So, which squads measure up the best down low in 2012-13? Here is my ranking of the top five frontcourts, along with two more on the cusp.

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