Is it really that time of the year already? On Wednesday, USA Today released its preseason coaches poll and the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats check in at No. 3. John Calipari loses his top six scorers and all five starters, but UK still received five of 31 first-place votes based on its fourth straight top-ranked recruiting class. This is also the fourth straight season UK has been ranked in the preseason top 10 under Coach Cal. A season ago, the Cats were second. Kentucky will hold its annual Blue-White Game at Rupp Arena on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.