Yahoo Sports' absurdly early Top 25 college hoops rankings for next season

Kansas finished in the top of the last AP Top 25 poll. Where do the Jayhawks start with a strong recruiting class next season? In a period of uncertainty with the NBA’s design, transfer rules, and a few top recruits still on the board, we’re looking at a far too early college basketball top 25 for next season. “Data-reactid =” 16 “> The NCAA tournament didn’t happen this year and Kansas finished in the top of the last AP Top 25 poll. Where are the Jayhawks coming next season with a strong recruiting class next season? of uncertainty with the NBA draw, transfer rules and a few top recruits still on the board, we’re looking at a much too early college basketball Top 25 for next season.

The Wildcats finished the season in tie for first place in the Big East. They have a dangerously returning group of players led by senior Collin Gillespie, who averaged 15 points and 4.5 assists per game. Villanova’s potential best player, Bryan Antoine, didn’t even play this year due to a shoulder injury. Look for him to see plenty of play time along with underclass Justin Moore and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.

Jalen Suggs and also landed an elite artillery Dominick Harris. The Zags lose Killian Tillie and may lose Corey Kispert and Filip Petrusev to the NBA draw. Even with the loss of the team’s top scorers, Gonzaga will still lead the West Coast Conference and can be unbeaten during the conference. Look forward to Drew Timme to see some key minutes and the two-star freshmen to lead the team. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 20 “> Mark Few put his highest-rated recruit on guard Jalen Suggs and also landed an elite artillery Dominick Harris. The Zags lose Killian Tillie and may lose Corey Kispert and Filip Petrusev to the NBA draw. Even with the loss of the team’s top scorers, Gonzaga will still lead the West Coast Conference and can be unbeaten during the conference. Look forward to Drew Timme to see some key minutes and the two-star freshmen to lead the team.

Zach Loveday and Dain Dainja will fill the gap that Freddie Gillespie will leave in the frontcourt. Baylor and Kansas will compete again next season for the top spot in the Big 12. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 22 “> If point guard Jared Butler remains and doesn’t sign up for the design, Baylor will return almost entire team from last season Incoming freshmen Zach Loveday and Dain Dainja will fill the gap that Freddie Gillespie will leave in the frontcourt. Baylor and Kansas will compete again for the top spot in the Big 12 next season.

Mitch Ballock told Yahoo Sports that he thinks Ty-Shon Alexander is coming back. If that’s the case, the Bluejays may have one of the best backcourts in the country. Creighton returns star watchman Marcus Zegarowski, who scored an average of 16 points per game and shot nearly 50 percent off the field this season. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 24 “> A potential Final Four participant next year. Recently, Mitch Ballock told Yahoo Sports that he thinks Ty-Shon Alexander is coming back. If so, the Bluejays may have one of the best Backcourts from the country: Creighton is the returning star keeper Marcus Zegarowski, who shot an average of 16 points per game and shot almost 50 percent of the field this season.

one of the best recruitment courses in the nation, led by five stars DJ Steward, Jeremy Roach and Jalen Johnson. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 26 “> Point guard Tre Jones recently declared for the design and Alex O’Connell entered the transfer portal. Chances are Vernon Carey Jr. and a few other Duke players will explain the draft or at least testing the NBA waters.Where’s that Coach K? Well, they have one of the best recruitment courses in the nation, led by five stars DJ Steward, Jeremy Roach and Jalen Johnson.

Duke Mike Krzyzewski responds to the second half of their game against the Tar Heels in North Carolina on March 7, 2020. (Grant Halverson / Getty Images)

Duke Mike Krzyzewski responds to the second half of their game against the Tar Heels in North Carolina on March 7, 2020. (Grant Halverson / Getty Images)

Jabri Abdur-Rahim, will join this deep Virginia team. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 39 “> If current seniors are allowed to return (large as) and Virginia gets another year with Mamadi Diakite and Braxton Key, Tony Bennett gets back a team that won eight consecutive games to end the season. Sophomore Casey Morsell gets a bigger role on the team and the son of former NBA player Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Jabri Abdur-Rahim, joins this deep Virginia team.

B.J. Boston and a lot of other five star. Kentucky could lose up to three players to the draft this year with Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley and Nick Richards all going to the NBA. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 41 “> Coach Cal is the king of donating and rebuilding year after year. Bronny James’ teammate is coming next season B.J. Boston and a lot of other five star. Kentucky could lose up to three players to the draft this year with Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley and Nick Richards all going to the NBA.

Luka Garza is an early candidate for Player of the Year next season, and Iowa is returning all of its starters from the past year. In a competitive Big Ten conference, expect the Hawkeyes to be one of the conference’s top teams next year.

Bryce Thompson. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 45 “> Kansas was the favorite to win the national championship this year, losing the point guard and forward tandem of Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike. Each season, Bill Self finds a way to get the best out of his players and next year Kansas will add a five-star watch Bryce Thompson.

five-star recruits Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 51 “> Failed this season with Rick Barnes and the Vols squad wrestled in the SEC. If seniors are allowed to return, Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner would join five-star recruits Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson.

The Buckeyes had a season roller coaster that started 9-0 and then went 1-6 as soon as the conference game started in January. Ohio State has a very young, talented team and will return almost everyone, except Kaleb Wesson, who will likely explain for the NBA’s design.

Cade Cunningham, next year with the team. Be with Cunningham four-star recruits Rondel Walker and Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe. Cunningham is a 6-foot-7 point guard who can score on all three levels and is likely to be the No. 1 NBA draft pick in 2021. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 55 “> The Cowboys have the number 1 recruit in the country, Cade Cunningham, next year with the team. Be with Cunningham four-star recruits Rondel Walker and Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe. Cunningham is a 6-foot-7 point guard who can score on all three levels and will most likely be the No. 1 NBA draft pick in 2021.

A.J. Hoggard and an athletic shotblocker Mady Sissoko. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 57 “> The Spartans were the preseason No. 1 team that entered last season. Tom Izzo will lose his floor General Cassius Winston and possibly Aaron Henry to the NBA draw. Entry is point guard A.J. Hoggard and an athletic shotblocker Mady Sissoko.

one of the best recruitment courses in the country with four McDonald’s All-Americans in Day’Ron Sharpe, Caleb Love, R.J. Davis and Walker Kessler. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 59 “> Roy Williams had his worst season ever after turning 14-19 and finishing second in the ACC. UNC loses Cole Anthony to the NBA, but brings in one of the best recruitment courses in the country with four McDonald’s All-Americans in Day’Ron Sharpe, Caleb Love, R.J. Davis and Walker Kessler.

The badgers have won the last eight games to end the season and return all starters, losing only one senior. This is a highly experienced team led by attackers Nate Reuvers and Micah Potter, who both averaged two digits last season and shot over 45 percent of the field.

Scottie Barnes. Barnes is a fierce defender in transition for his 6-foot-8 frame. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 65 “> When Patrick Williams returns for his second season, the Seminoles will have one of the most athletic front courts in the country next year. Joining Williams is a five-star recruit Scottie Barnes. Barnes is a fierce defender in transition for his 6-foot-8 frame.

a lot of talent join the young team, led by a five-star center Isaiah Todd. The Wolverines are still in the race for top 10 player Josh Christopher, and most recruiting experts think it’s between Michigan and the state of Arizona. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 67 “> It’s only the second season of Juwan Howard and he’s getting it on the recruiting path After finishing 12/19 last season, Michigan a lot of talent join the young team, led by a five-star center Isaiah Todd. The Wolverines are still in the race for top 10 player Josh Christopher, and most recruiting experts think it’s between Michigan and the state of Arizona.

Jalen Terry next season. Second-year center N’Faly Dante is getting more attention for offense, Will Richardson will take the role of starting point keeper and second-year Addison Patterson may have an outbreak year. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 69 “> The ducks lose point guard and top scorer Payton Pritchard, but with four-star guard Jalen Terry next season. Second-year center N´Faly Dante is getting more attention for offense, Will Richardson will take over the role of starting point keeper and second-year Addison Patterson may have an outbreak year.

Nimari Burnett. Burnett is the very first McDonald’s All American Texas Tech he has ever owned and will bring his elite shooting and high basketball IQ to the team next season. Search for sophomore Terrence Shannon Jr. to have a breakthrough year. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged just under 10 points per game this season, but could double those numbers next year. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 71 “> The Red Raiders lose potential lottery pick Jahmi’us Ramsey, but get five-star recruitment Nimari Burnett. Burnett is the very first McDonald’s All American Texas Tech he has ever owned and will bring his elite shooting and high basketball IQ to the team next season. Search for sophomore Terrence Shannon Jr. to have a breakthrough year. The 6-foot-6 guard scored an average of just under 10 points per game this season, but could double those figures next year.

Daylen Kountz and Jakub Dombek entered the transfer portal, but the Buffs return as top scorer McKinley Wright IV, D’Shawn Schwartz and Evan Battey. Colorado has not won an NCAA tournament game since 2012, and this is a group that could break the losing streak next season.

The Gators had an elite group of players on last year’s team, but were unable to complete matches across the board. There’s a chance freshman Scottie Lewis will leave for the NBA, but Florida will return top scorer Keyontae Johnson and defensive duo Andrew Nembhard and Noah Locke.

Sophomore guards Caleb Mills and Quentin Grimes both return after leading the team in scoring. Houston finished first in the American Athletic Conference, losing only one senior. The Cougars have a fast attack and are a fun team to watch in transition.

Cameron Thomas and Mwani Wilkinson join the team. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 79 “> The tigers lose senior Skylar Mays, but return almost everyone who led the team to a 21-10 record and a second place in the SEC. LSU averaged 80 points per game and that will not change next year with top recruits Cameron Thomas and Mwani Wilkinson strengthen the team.

Marcus goes to Tempe next year and is one of the most underrated recruits in the country. ASU is still in the race for five-star Josh Christopher, which is thought to choose between the Sun Devils and Michigan. Christopher’s brother Caleb is a sophomore on the team. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 81 “> Marvin Bagley’s younger brother Marcus goes to Tempe next year and is one of the most underrated recruits in the country. ASU is still in the race for five-star Josh Christopher, which is thought to choose between the Sun Devils and Michigan. Christopher’s brother Caleb is a sophomore on the team.

Jalen Green. Penny Hardaway will return most of his team, with the exception of Precious Achiuwa, who will most likely explain for the design. & Nbsp; “data-reactid =” 83 “> Memphis is still in the running for one of the best recruits in the country, Jalen Green. Penny Hardaway will return most of his squad, with the exception of Precious Achiuwa, who will likely explain for the design.

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