Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky lead SI's way too early look at the top 25 for next season in college basketball.
They're still cleaning up confetti on the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium, and Duke players have yet to get their championship rings adjusted, but it's time already to take a look at next season in college basketball. Keep in mind that these rankings have to make some assumptions, particularly about what players will end up in the NBA draft and which undecided recruits will sign with what schools. With that in mind, let's get into the list. (NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, players' listed year is what they will be in 2015-16 season.)
2015-16 Top 25
Much will be expected of 6’4” Seattle native Allonzo Trier and the rest of the freshmen, because the 'Cats could lose their entire starting five.
The Wolverines had no seniors this year, so if 6’7” Caris LeVert bypasses the NBA and returns to pre-injury form during his senior year, they will be an NCAA tournament team again. Look for Duncan Robinson, a 6’8” Division III transfer, to have an impact as a stretch four.