John Calipari is 2nd-best coach in college basketball rankings: Kentucky Wildcats
Following the worst season in program history in 2020-21, and the worst postseason loss in program history this past season, it is safe to say that John Calipari’s approval rating is not as high as it has been for much of his time as head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. With that said, 247 Sports released their top 25 rankings for the best coaches in college basketball ahead of next season.
John Calipari has appeared in six Final Fours and is one of two coaches –– hello, Rick Pitino –– to lead three different schools to the Final Four. Calipari ranks only behind Kansas’ Bill Self, who just captured his second national title.
Currently sitting at 10 scholarship players for next season’s roster, Calipari has the returning National Player of the Year, four McDonald’s All-Americans, SEC assist leader/Bob Cousy Finalist, former Big Ten 3-point percentage leader, a freak athlete at the four, and a 20 ppg All-Missouri Valley wing. With that roster, John Calipari will have the tools to make a run in March, and following the past two seasons, that March run is now a must.
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