Hurt by defections to the pros, college teams are now tapping
the worldwide talent pool as never before. Meet the top players,
from the U.S. and abroad, who will lead the way as our No. 1,
Auburn, and other schools battle for the NCAA title

TOP 25

1. Auburn
2. North Carolina
3. Michigan State
4. Florida
5. Ohio State
6. Connecticut
7. Cincinnati
8. Temple
9. Arizona
10. UCLA
11. Kentucky
12. Gonzaga
13. Syracuse
14. Duke
15. Utah
16. Tennessee
17. Kansas
18. DePaul
19. Georgetown
20. Texas
21. Illinois
22. Valparaiso
23. Purdue
24. Oklahoma State
25. St. John's

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY WALTER IOOSS JR. COVER COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW ISSUE TOP 25 Auburn is No. 1 And Chris Porter Is the Reason Why
COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER COMIN' AT YOU Two of the central figures from last year's Final Four, El-Amin (42) and Penn (35), stayed around to have another go at it.
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