Preseason Top 25 for Next Season in College Basketball

Mar 15, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Kentucky Wildcats bench celebrates against the Georgia Bulldogs in the semifinals of the SEC college basketball tournament at Georgia Dome. Kentucky won 70-58. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

After the UConn Huskies defeated the young Kentucky Wildcats team in the national championship game by the final of 60-54, the off season in college basketball has officially begun. It’s time to talk about the coaching changes, incoming recruits for next season, and the structure of the team for the 2014-15 basketball season.

A majority of teams like the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats, UConn Huskies, Kansas Jayhawks, and Syracuse Orange are losing some of their best players to the NBA (National Basketball Association). The one-and-done’s are in this sport for good and not even the great John Calipari can stop it from happening.

When I took a look at ESPN’s and CBS Sports preseason poll for next season, I decided to write down my own personal top 25 poll for next season. I know people are going to disagree with me and that’s why I love this sport because there’s so many discussions that can take place.

Enough jabs from me, here’s my top 25 for the 2014-15 season:

1. Wisconsin

2. Duke

3. Arizona

4. Wichita State

5. Kentucky

6. Florida

7. Kansas

8. UConn

9. Virginia

10. Texas

11. North Carolina

12. SMU

13. Villanova

14. Michigan State

15. Michigan

16. Iowa State

17. Louisville

18. VCU

19. Gonzaga

20. Oklahoma

21. San Diego State

22. Ohio State

23. Memphis

24. Harvard

25. Pittsburgh