CBSSports.com 2014-15 Ridiculously Early Preseason Top 25 (and one)

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    Next year might not be that bad :cool:

    . DUKE
    • Notable players definitely gone: Tyler Thornton, Andre Dawkins, Josh Hairston
    • Others expected to leave: Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood
    • Notable players expected to return: Quinn Cook, Rasheed Sulaimon, Amile Jefferson, Marshall Plumlee, Matt Jones, Semi Ojeleye
    • Notable newcomers: Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow, Grayson Allen
    2. ARIZONA
    • Notable players definitely gone: Jordin Mayes
    • Others expected to leave: Aaron Gordon, Nick Johnson
    • Notable players expected to return: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brandon Ashley, T.J. McConnell, Kaleb Tarczewski, Gabe York, Elliott Pitts, Matt Korcheck
    • Notable newcomers: Stanley Johnson, Craig Victor, Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Kadeem Allen, Dusan Ristic
    3. WISCONSIN
    • Notable players definitely gone: Ben Brust
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker, Nigel Hayes, Traevon Jackson, Josh Gasser, Duje Dukan, Bronson Koenig
    • Notable newcomers: Ethan Happ
    4. KANSAS
    • Notable players definitely gone: Andrew Wiggins, Tarik Black
    • Others expected to leave: Joel Embiid
    • Notable players expected to return: Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden, Naadir Tharpe, Frank Mason, Brannen Greene, Jamari Traylor, Conner Frankamp, Landen Lucas
    • Notable newcomers: Cliff Alexander, Kelly Oubre, Hunter Mickelson
    5. FLORIDA
    • Notable players definitely gone: Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Will Yeguette, Casey Prather
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Michael Frazier, Dorian Finney-Smith, Kasey Hill, Devon Walker, Chris Walker, Eli Carter
    • Notable newcomers: Chris Chiozza, Brandone Francis, Devin Robinson, Alex Murphy
    6. NORTH CAROLINA
    • Notable players definitely gone: Leslie McDonald, James Michael McAdoo
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks, J.P. Tokoto, Nate Britt, Joel James, Isaiah Hicks, Desmond Hubert, Jackson Simmons
    • Notable newcomers: Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Theo Pinson
    7. KENTUCKY
    • Notable players definitely gone: Jarrod Polson, Jon Hood
    • Others expected to leave: Julius Randle, James Young, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Willie Cauley-Stein
    • Notable players expected to return: Alex Poythress, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee, Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis
    • Notable newcomers: Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Karl Towns, Tyler Ulis
    8. WICHITA STATE
    • Notable players definitely gone: Cleanthony Early, Kadeem Coleby, Nick Wiggins, Chadrack Lufile
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker, Tekele Cotton, Darius Carter, Evan Wessell
    • Notable newcomers: Rashard Kelly, Zach Brown, Corey Henderson, Eric Hamilton, Tom Wamukota
    9. TEXAS
    • Notable players definitely gone: None
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Isaiah Taylor, Jonathan Holmes, Cameron Ridley, Javan Felix, Martez Walker, Kendal Yancy, Damarcus Croaker, Demarcus Holland, Connor Lammert, Prince Ibeh
    • Notable newcomers: Jordan Barnett
    • Expected to be a notable newcomer: Myles Turner
    10. VIRGINIA
    • Notable players definitely gone: Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Malcolm Brogdon, Justin Anderson, Anthony Gill, Mike Tobey, Darion Atkins, London Perrantes, Evan Nolte
    • Notable newcomers: B.J. Stith, Isaiah Wilkins, Jack Salt
    11. VILLANOVA
    • Notable players definitely gone: James Bell, Tony Chennault
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: JayVaughn Pinkston, Darrun Hilliard, Ryan Arcidiacono, Daniel Ochefu, Josh Hart, Dylan Ennis, Kris Jenkins
    • Notable newcomers: Phil Booth, Mikal Bridges
    12. SMU
    • Notable players definitely gone: Nick Russell, Shawn Williams
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Markus Kennedy, Nic Moore, Yanick Moreira, Ben Moore, Cannen Cunningham, Keith Frazier, Crandall Head, Sterling Brown, Ryan Manuel
    • Notable newcomers: Emmanuel Mudiay
    13. SAN DIEGO STATE
    • Notable players definitely gone: Xavier Thames, Josh Davis
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Winston Shepard, Dwayne Polee, JJ O'Brien, Matt Shrigley, Aqeel Quinn, Dakari Allen, Skylar Spencer, James Johnson
    • Notable newcomers: Angelo Chol, Trey Kell, Malik Pope, Zylan Cheatham, Kevin Zabo
    14. IOWA STATE
    • Notable players definitely gone: DeAndre Kane, Melvin Ejim, Percy Gibson
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Georges Niang, Dustin Hogue, Monte Morris, Matt Thomas, Naz Long
    • Notable newcomers: Abdul Nader, Jamaal McKay, Clayton Custer
    15. GONZAGA
    • Notable players definitely gone: Sam Dower, David Stockton, Drew Barham
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell, Przemek Karnowski, Angel Nunez, Gerard Coleman, Kyle Dranginis
    • Notable newcomers: Kyle Wiltjer, Josh Perkins, Silas Melson, Bryan Alberts
    16. OKLAHOMA
    • Notable players definitely gone: Cameron Clark, Tyler Neal
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Buddy Hield, Jordan Woodard, Isaiah Cousins, Jelon Hornbeak, Tyler Neal, Frank Booker, Ryan Spangler, D.J. Bennett
    • Notable newcomers: Khadeem Lattin, Dante Buford, Jamuni McNeace
    17. NEBRASKA
    • Notable players definitely gone: Ray Gallegos
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Terran Petteway, Deverell Biggs, Shavon Shields, Leslee Smith, Walter Pitchford, Tai Webster
    • Notable newcomers: Jacob Hammond, Tarin Smith, Keanu Pinder
    18. VCU
    • Notable players definitely gone: Juvonte Reddic, Rob Brandenberg, Terrance Shannon
    • Others expected to leave: None
    • Notable players expected to return: Treveon Graham, Melvin Johnson, JeQuan Lewis, Briante Weber, Jordan Burgess, Mo Allie-Cox, Jarred Guest
    • Notable newcomers: Terry Larrier, Michael Gilmore, Justin Tillman, Jonathan Williams
    19. CONNECTICUT
    • Notable players definitely gone: Shabazz Napier, Lasan Kromah, Niels Giffey, Tylander Olander
    • Others expected to leave: DeAndre Daniels
    • Notable players expected to return: Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun, Terrence Samuel, Amida Brimah, Phillip Nolan
    • Notable newcomers: Rodney Purvis, Daniel Hamilton, Sam Cassell Jr., Rakim Lubin
    20. MICHIGAN
    • Notable players definitely gone: Jordan Morgan
    • Others expected to leave: Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary
    • Notable players expected to return: Glenn Robinson III, Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton, Jon Horford, Zak Irvin, Spike Albrecht
    • Notable newcomers: Kameron Chatman, D.J. Wilson, Ricky Doyle
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    Wisconsin is going to be real tough next season.
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    I like the idea that the Harrison's are leaving. Hopefully they will announce soon.
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    I know people think Duke is overrated every year, but I really think they have a nice mixture of upperclassmen and elite freshman next year.
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    If the Harrison's leave, they are an NIT team next year. Their PG will be a 5 9 freshmen.
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    I have a problem with no other SEC teams being ranked besides Florida & Kentucky. What about a team like Tennessee? Isn't Stokes returning?

    Regarding UConn, Sam Cassell, jr? Lol, Looks like the Huskies will continue getting quick, play-making guards that put up circus shots!
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    I already posted a thread for this, so mods, you can feel free to bring mine over or just delete it all together. Whatever works.
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    Imagine what they will say when it's confirmed that 6-10 230 center Damontre Harris is back on the playing roster for his senior season.

    I'd have it the top 3 this way:

    1. Wisconsin
    2. Arizona
    3. Florida
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    I think #5 is very generous let alone #3......I think that there is good reason to be excited about next season but a lot of development has to take place between now and then.

    Could we be legit title contenders.....sure. But I would put us (assuming the expected stays and gos) around 12-15.
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    Going to be a lot of fun. If Nick Johnson is back, I would be hard pressed not to expect a run by Zona. Miller is going to break through soon and having Ashley back plus Johnson may be just the recipe.
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    If Walker/Hill return, there's really no doubt in my mind that another Final Four trip would be possible.
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    I would be stunned if some NBA franchise didn't open the bank vault to get Kaminsky (sp?), but maybe he wants to return. Hope he does...guys like that are great for college basketball.
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    If everyone is back (and available), the Gators are easily a top ten team again.
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    Most people seem to think Stokes is gone, which is a little odd; he doesn't strike me as someone with a bright NBA future. But if he's gone, then that means he, Maymon and McRae will all have left, and that's pretty much the entire UT team.
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    amazing that after the tournament, how little respect the SEC gets. I would be interested to see the same chart of just teams in our conference.
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    Its all relative. The only team in the top 5 that doesn't need to be projected is Wisconsin.

    Duke will be tough next year with Okafor and Winslow.

    If Harris stays on track then we have a chance to be really deep and much more explosive next season. Don;t discount the fact that most of our roster had a front row seat watching the way the '10s went about their business. We will very likely be favored into win SEC and make and make another deep run in the tournament.
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    We will be deep but a team full of youth.
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    the word is Stokes is a bit small for a PF so He'll be a 2nd round/late 1st this year or next, unless he really wants a degree there is no benefit for him to stay. I do think he'll be a guy that stays in the NBA for 8+ years, just never an elite player. Not a bad life.
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    As far as the Gators are concerned for making it to the final 4 next year:
    C. Walker needs to stay
    Harris needs to be eligible
    Hill needs a Jump shot
    Fraiser needs to be able to get his own shot
    DFS needs to get his 3pt shot down
    Carter needs to be able to play back up PG Minutes
    D. Walker needs a jump shot

    Graham/Robinson/Francis/Chiozza all need to find ways to contribute.

    I actually think Harris(a true center) is more important to the team next year than C. Walker. DFS, Murphy and Robinson can fill in the PF spots.
    Back up PG is the next important position, I think Carter is the backup PG over Chris Chiozza(size/strenght worries).
    it was great this year, having a 2nd quality PG especially w/ injuries.
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    No mention of Harris in the article either, but top 5 is too high IMO

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