College Basketball Rankings: 2014-15 top five teams

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Mar 15, 2014; Greensboro, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski shouts to his players against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the semifinals of the ACC college basketball tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

A 2014-15 college basketball preview before preseason rankings are released! Perfect for those who are looking to pour their time into something now that the World Cup has essentially concluded and MLB games grow longer by the inning. If there’s anything I love more than failing expectations, it’s the prospect that precedes it. I’ve broken down the Top 5 teams on the following slides, and ranked the Top 25 here.

Here are the pre-preseason rankings, if you will.

  1. Duke (Last season’s record: 26-9)
  2. Kentucky (Last season’s record: 29-11)
  3. Wisconsin (Last season’s record: 30-8)
  4. Arizona (Last season’s record: 33-5)
  5. Kansas (Last season’s record: 25-10)
  6. North Carolina (Last season’s record: 24-10)
  7. Wichita State (Last season’s record: 35-1)
  8. Louisville (Last season’s record: 31-6)
  9. Florida (Last season’s record: 36-3)
  10. Connecticut (Last season’s record: 32-8)
  11. Texas (Last season’s record: 24-11)
  12. Virginia (Last season’s record: 30-7)
  13. Villanova (Last season’s record: 29-5)
  14. Gonzaga (Last season’s record: 29-7)
  15. San Diego State (Last season’s record: 31-5)
  16. Iowa State (Last season’s record: 28-8)
  17. SMU (Last season’s record: 27-10)
  18. Michigan State (Last season’s record: 29-9)
  19. Nebraska (Last season’s record: 19-13)
  20. Oklahoma (Last season’s record: 23-10)
  21. VCU (Last season’s record: 26-9)
  22. Ohio State (Last season’s record: 25-10)
  23. Pittsburgh (Last season’s record: 26-10)
  24. Stanford (Last season’s record: 23-13)
  25. Harvard (Last season’s record: 27-5)

 

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