2013-2014 College Basketball Top 25 Preseason Rankings

Below are my preseason college basketball rankings for the 2013-2014 season. I’ve tried to include a breakdown of what each team lost, gained and kept in terms of personnel.

These rankings are based on the following statistical data, combined with some personal adjustments: (1) performance loss from graduates, transfers, and NBA/NBADL draftees; (2) performance gained from transfers, recruits,etc.; (3) previous season performance.

1. LOUISVILLE2014 preseason basketball rankings Louisville

Lost: Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng

Returning: Russ Smith, Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock, Wayne Blackshear, Montrezl Harrell, Kevin Ware, Stephan Van Treese

New: Chris Jones, Anton Gill, Terry Rozier, Akoy Agau, Mangok Mathiang

2. MICHIGAN STATE2014 preseason basketball rankings Michigan State

Lost: Derrick Nix

Returning: Keith Appling, Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, Branden Dawson, Denzel Valentine, Travis Trice, Russell Byrd, Matt Costello, Kenny Kaminski

New: Gavin Schilling, Alvin Ellis

3. KENTUCKY2014 preseason basketball rankings Kentucky

Lost: Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Julius Mays, Ryan Harrow

Returning: Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer

New: Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, James Young, Marcus Lee, Derek Willis

4. DUKE

Lost: Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry, Ryan Kelly2014 preseason basketball rankings Duke

Returning: Rasheed Sulaimon, Quinn Cook, Amile Jefferson, Josh Hairston, Alex Murphy, Tyler Thornton, Andre Dawkins

New: Rodney Hood (Mississippi State), Jabari Parker, Semi Ojeleye, Matt Jones

5. OHIO STATE
2014 preseason basketball rankings Ohio State

Lost: Deshaun Thomas, Evan Ravenel

Returning: Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith, LaQuinton Ross, Sam Thompson (#12 in video), Shannon Scott, Amir Williams

New: Kameron Williams, Marc Loving

6. MICHIGAN

Lost: Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Returning: Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas, Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford, Spike Albrecht, Caris LeVert

New: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin, Mark Donnal

7. OKLAHOMA STATE

Lost: Philip Jurick2014 preseason basketball rankings Oklahoma State

Returning: Marcus Smart, Le’Bryan Nash, Markel Brown, Brian Williams, Phil Forte, Michael Cobbins, Kamari Murphy

New: Stevie Clark, Detrick Mostella, Leyton Hammonds, Gary Gaskins, Jeffrey Carroll

8. NORTH CAROLINA

Lost: Dexter Strickland, Reggie Bullock

Returning: P.J. Hairston, James Michael McAdoo, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, J.P. Tokoto, Joel James, Desmond Hubert, Leslie McDonald

New: Kennedy Meeks, Nate Britt, Isaiah Hicks

9. ARIZONA

Lost: Mark Lyons, Solomon Hill, Kevin Parrom, Grant Jerrett, Angelo Chol

Returning: Nick Johnson, Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski, Jordin Mayes, Gabe York

New: T.J. McConnell (Duquesne), Aaron Gordon, Rondae Jefferson, Elliott Pitts

10. KANSAS2014 preseason basketball rankings Kansas

Lost: Ben McLemore, Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford, Kevin Young

Returning: Perry Ellis, Naadir Tharpe, Jamari Taylor

New: Andrew Wiggins, Wayne Selden, Joel Embiid, Conner Frankamp, Brannen Greene, Frank Mason

11. SYRACUSE

Lost: Michael Carter-Williams, James Southerland, Brandon Triche

Returning: C.J. Fair, Rakeem Christmas, DaJuan Coleman, Jerami Grant, Baye Moussa Keita, Trevor Cooney

New: Michael Gbinije (Duke), Tyler Ennis, B.J. Johnson, Tyler Roberson, Ron Patterson, Chinonso Obokoh

12. FLORIDA

Lost: Mike Rosario, Erik Murphy, Kenny Boynton

Returning: Patric Young, Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather, Michael Frazier, Will Yeguette

New: Chris Walker, Kasey Hill, Damontre Harris (South Carolina), Dorian Finney-Smith (Virginia Tech)

13. VCU

Lost: Troy Daniels, Darius Theus

Returning: Treveon Graham, Juvonte Reddic, Rob Brandenberg, Melvin Johnson, Briante Weber, Jordan Burgess

New: Terrance Shannon (Florida State), Antravious Simmons, Jairus Lyles, JeQuan Lewis, Doug Brooks

14. WISCONSIN2014 preseason basketball rankings Wisconsin

Lost: Jared Berggren, Ryan Evans, Mike Bruesewitz

Returning: Josh Gasser, Ben Brust, Sam Dekker, Traevon Jackson, Frank Kaminsky, George Marshall, Zak Showalter

New: Bronson Koenig, Nigel Hayes, Vitto Brown, Riley Dearring, Jordan Hill

15. MEMPHIS

Lost: D.J. Stephens, Adonis Thomas, Tarik Black, Antonio Barton, Ferrakohn Hall, Stan Simpson

Returning: Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford, Geron Johnson, Shaq Goodwin

New: David Pellom, Austin Nichols, Nick King, Kuran Iverson, Markel Crawford, Pookie Powell

16. VIRGINIA2014 preseason basketball rankings Virginia

Lost: Jontel Evans

Returning: Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell, Justin Anderson, Mike Tobey, Evan Nolte, Darion Atkins, Teven Jones, Taylor Barnette

New: London Perrantes, Devon Hall

17. INDIANA

Lost: Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Maurice Creek

Returning: Will Sheehey, Yogi Ferrell, Jeremy Hollowell, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, Peter Jurkin

New: Noah Vonleh, Troy Williams, Stan Robinson, Luke Fischer, Devin Davis, Collin Hartman

18. GONZAGA2014 preseason basketball rankings Gonzaga

Lost: Kelly Olynyk, Elias Harris, Guy Landri Edi, Mike Hart

Returning: Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell Jr, Sam Dower, Przemek Karnowski, David Stockton, Drew Barham, Kyle Dranginis

New: Ryan Edward, Lucas Meikle, Gerard Coleman (Providence), Angel Nunez (Louisville)

19. UCLA

Lost: Shabazz Muhammad, Larry Drew III2014 preseason basketball rankings UCLA

Returning: Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson, Travis Wear, David Wear, Norman Powell, Tony Parker

New: STEVE ALFORD (coach), Bryce Alford, Zach LaVine, Noah Allen

20. MARQUETTE

Lost: Vander Blue, Junior Cadougan, Trent Lockett

Returning: Davante Gardner, Jamil Wilson, Chris Otule, Todd Mayo, Steve Taylor, Derrick Wilson

New: Jajuan Johnson, Jameel McKay, Duane Wilson, Deonte Burton, John Dawson

21. SAINT LOUIS

Lost: Cody Ellis, Kwamain Mitchell2014 preseason basketball rankings Saint Louis

Returning: Dwayne Evans, Jordair Jett, Mike McCall, Rob Loe, Cory Remekun, Grandy Glaze, John Manning, Jake Barnett

New: Austin McBroom (Central Mich), Tanner Lancona, Mike Crawford, Reggie Agbeko

22. COLORADO

Lost: Andre Roberson, Sabatino Chen

Returning: Spencer Dinwiddie, Askia Booker, Josh Scott, Xavier Johnson

New: Tre’shaun Fletcher, Dustin Thomas, Jaron Hopkins, Wesley Gordon, Chris Jenkins

23. ALABAMA

Lost: Andrew Steele, Moussa Gueye, Trevor Lacey

Returning: Trevor Releford, Rodney Cooper, Nick Jacobs, Levi Randolph, Retin Obasohan, Devonta Pollard

New: Jimmie Taylor, Shannon Hale, Algie Key

24. WICHITA STATE2014 preseason basketball rankings Wichita State

Lost: Carl Hall, Malcolm Armstead, Ehimen Orukpe

Returning: Cleanthony Early, Ron Baker, Fred an Vleet, Nick Wiggins, Evan Wessel, Tekele Cotton, Chadrack Lufile,

New: D.J. Bowles, Ria’n Holland

25. GEORGETOWN

Lost: Otto Porter

Returning: Markel Starks, D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Nate Lubick, Jabril Trawick, Mikael Hopkins, Greg Whittington, Aaron Bowen, Moses Ayegba

New: Josh Smith (UCLA – possible to play 2nd semester), Reggie Cameron

OTHERS CONSIDERED: Villanova, Harvard, Notre Dame, Boise State, Tennessee, Connecticut

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