Men's Basketball 2013-2014 Preseason Top 25 Rankings

RankTeamCommentsPrior
1#1 Kentucky Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewKentuckyOnce again Kentucky has reloaded with young talent, but Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein are now veterans.
2#2 Louisville Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewLouisvilleRuss Smith, Montrezl Harrell and junior college transfer Chris Jones could dominate the new AAC.
3#3 Michigan State Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewMichigan StateThe expectations are high in East Lansing. With Keith Appling, Gary Harris and Branden Dawson, they should be.
4#4 Arizona Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewArizonaThis should be a big year for the Pac-12 and Arizona is the best of the bunch.
5Florida Men's College Basketball Top 25FloridaCoach Billy Donovan has a lot of talent to work with, but it may take some time for all of the new faces to gel.
6#6 Duke Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewDukeSeth Curry, Ryan Kelly and Mason Plumlee are gone, but there may not be a better backcourt in the country.
7#7 North Carolina Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewNorth CarolinaRoy Williams has a nice mix of veterans and youngsters and the goal, as always, will be an NCAA championship.
8#8 Gonzaga Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewGonzagaThe focus moves back to the backcourt where Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell return to lead the way.
9#9 Connecticut Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewConnecticutThe brutal Big East schedule is gone and so are Connecticut's days of underachieving.
10#10 Syracuse Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewSyracuseIt may look a little weird on paper, but it will be extremely fun when Syracuse plays Duke and UNC in the ACC.
11#11 Marquette Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewMarquetteMarquette is boasting a great frontcourt, but they have some holes to fill on the perimeter.
12#12 Ohio State Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewOhio StateOhio State may have some trouble replacing the interior scoring of Deshaun Thomas, but it won't last long.
13#13 VCU Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewVCUEverybody expects great things from Coach Shaka Smart and with three starters back, they should get it.
14#14 Michigan Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewMichiganTrey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were both first round draft picks. Glenn Robinson and Mitch McGary lead the way.
15#15 Wichita State Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewWichita StateA year after an amazing NCAA Tournament run, Wichita State and forward Cleanthony Early are back to do it again.
16#16 New Mexico Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewNew MexicoKendall Williams is the best player in the Mountain West, but Steve Alford is coaching UCLA and Tony Snell is gone.
17#17 Memphis Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewMemphisThe schedule is going to be much tougher for Memphis and it will be interesting to see how they perform in the AAC.
18#18 Kansas Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewKansasKU is loaded with talent, but that talent is young. Andrew Wiggins is a stud though even if he has yet to play a game.
19#19 Colorado Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewColoradoAndre Roberson is off in the NBA, but the versatile Spencer Dinwidde is back to lead this team to the NCAAs.
20#20 Tennessee Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewTennesseeJarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon might just be the best frontcourt duo in the entire nation.
21#21 Saint Louis Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewSaint LouisDwayne Evans is capable of leading this team to big things and there is plenty of experience around him.
22#22 Oklahoma State Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewOklahoma StateIf the Cowboys can find an offensive threat in the paint, they will compete with Kansas for the Big 12 title.
23#23 Alabama Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewAlabamaTrevor Releford is ready to lead Alabama to big things this year. He will need some help though.
24#24 Baylor Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewBaylorIsaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson can push around any opposing forward, but the key is replacing PG Pierre Jackson.
25#25 Wisconsin Men's Basketball 2013-2014 PreviewWisconsinIt would be silly to overlook the Badgers again. Bo Ryan has his type of players and a a star in Sam Dekker.