Top five defenses for 2013-14
Projecting the most efficient defenses in the nation for the upcoming season
By now, I trust you've seen my forecast on which five teams will have the best offenses in the country this season. Today, I'm going to give equal time to the defense.
The first thing you'll notice is that no team made both lists. I suppose that means at the current time I'm not seeing an equivalent to Kentucky in 2011-12 (dominant on both sides of the ball). Of course, as more games are played, that view might change. I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, here are my picks for this season's five top defenses:
To read John Gasaway's full story on the top five defenses in college basketball, sign up for Insider today.
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- Xavier completes sweep of No. 21 G'town
- Oklahoma State takes down No. 20 Baylor
- UW dismisses Upshaw for violating team rules
- Unbeatens Kentucky, Virginia still atop AP poll
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
Insider on ESPN.com
Jay Bilas, with an assist from John Gasaway, ranks his top 68 teams in college basketball.