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August 29, 2006
Mailbag: Basketball gaining on football in SEC?
Midnight madness remains more than six weeks away, but it's already obvious what the most popular topic of the preseason will be: Can Florida repeat?
Gators fans weren't expecting a national title last season and the experts didn't think much of Florida, either. The Gators were left out of the preseason AP top 25.
But with seven of the players from last year's eight-man rotation back, the Gators are likely to begin this season atop the poll. Many are wondering if we should expect a successful title defense.
UF's surprising run seems to have raised expectations for other basketball programs in the SEC. Could we ever see Alabama win a national title in basketball?
Another reader wonders why a coach like Bobby Cremins ended up at a mid-major school.
We answer all those questions in this week's mailbag.
Andrew Skwara is the national college basketball writer for Rivals.com. Click here to send him a question or comment for his Mailbag. .