The majority of the preseason talk in college basketball has been about mainly Duke winning the title, and the Blue Devils definitely have the talent to do so. However, it is another Blue Blood school that should be considered the favorite, and that is the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks had a spectacular year last season, going 33-5, before falling to eventual national champion Villanova in an incredible Elite Eight game. KU lost some talented players from that team in Perry Ellis and Wayne Selden, but the Jayhawks are even better this year.

Backcourt is the best in college basketball

It all starts with the best backcourt in all of college Basketball, as Frank Mason and Devonte Graham give the Jayhawks two guys capable of taking over games.

Both of them can do it all, and despite being two true point guards, play extremely well together. Graham was especially impressive late in the season, as he went toe-to-toe with 2016 national player of the year Buddy Hield. The Jayhawks went on the road and won a huge game that helped clinch their 12th consecutive Big 12 title. In the NCAA tournament, it comes down to the play of the backcourt, and the Jayhawks are prepared to beat anybody in that department.

Skilled players all over the court

To say these two players are the only reason why KU can win the national title would be an insult to the rest of the team. Incoming freshman Josh Jackson is as talented of player as there is in college basketball, and he has the perfect skill set to play with Graham and Mason.

He is a silky smooth slasher, who is absolutely terrifying in the open floor. With a frontcourt of Carlton Bragg and Landon Lucas, the Jayhawks have the perfect combination of rebounding and scoring in the post to be as good of starting lineup as there is.

Despite the 12 consecutive Big 12 titles, many Jayhawks fans are disappointed by only one national title during the Bill Self era.

However, most fan bases dream of constant conference championships, as well as competing for a trip to the Final Four every single year. The wait is over for the second title because this team is absolutely loaded, and Graham and Mason are going to help fuel the Jayhawks to a second title under coach Self.

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