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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Where is that derpth team rated?


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    I hope we are ranked as high I some think.. if not we wont smell top 25 for a while with our awesome non conference schedule, and if we have a hiccup and lose one... ouch



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by cemarclone View Post
    Their roster is stacked every year. Last years team should have been able to win it all, and yet did not. They lost by more to UCONN than an ISU team - Niang. Teams like KU and UK are trying to win based mostly on talent. Teamwork with good talent can beat great talent with little teamwork. I am a little tired of starting every year with the same teams alway being placed at the top just because they got boatloads of unproven talent. Look at how the year ended for KU and Bill Self, they got it hadned to them in the Big 12 tourney and the NCAA's. They have one great player go down and they can't win a game. This is when coaching should come into play, and even though Self is a good coach, I am not sure he is a great coach. Even without their star center, theuy still had enough talent to win it all, and they did not. I am no longer buying into how "talented" these big name programs are, they are very beatable. Ity takes more than talent to win at the highest levels.
    Oh no! You might as well have sent Tuco a personal invitation to this thread.

    In before Tuco...



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    My Top 25 (not what I think it will be, but the ballot I'd turn in):

    1-Kentucky
    2-Duke
    3-Louisville
    4-North Carolina
    5-Wisconsin
    6-Kansas
    7-Virginia
    8-Arizona
    9-Connecticut
    10-Wichita State
    11-Villanova
    12-Iowa State
    13-Florida
    14-Texas
    15-San Diego State
    16-Kansas State
    17-Virginia Commonwealth
    18-Oklahoma
    19-Georgetown
    20-Baylor
    21-Stanford
    22-Ohio State
    23-Nebraska
    24-Seton Hall
    25-West Virginia



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by TurbulentEddie View Post
    Even though OP didn't put them there, I don't think this is too controversial. However, I'll throw down the gauntlet... why shouldn't Wisconsin be 2? IIRC, they only lost Brust from last year's team.
    Wisconsin returns Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky along with some pretty solid contributors in Traevon Jackson, Josh Gasser and Nigel Hayes. That's a good team and that's why I put them 3rd. Kentucky and Arizona are just that much better. Arizona is stacked for the next couple years and Kentucky is Kentucky when it comes to elite talent.


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    9- IOWA STATE
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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Where is that derpth team rated?
    Congrats on being the first person to mention Iowa in this thread! There always has to be someone.

    That being said, without Marble I don't see them anywhere in the top 40. NIT runner-up again would be hilarious!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomasrickj View Post
    Congrats on being the first person to mention Iowa in this thread! There always has to be someone.

    That being said, without Marble I don't see them anywhere in the top 40. NIT runner-up again would be hilarious!
    Did I mention Iowa? There may be other derpth teams like Creighton.


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    1. Kentucky (experience, 6 deep w/ quality big men, already getting scrimmages against pro players in for chemistry, this team is nuts)
    2. Arizona
    3. Wisconsin
    4. Duke
    5. North Carolina
    6. Louisville
    7. Florida
    8. Kansas
    9. Virginia
    10. Iowa state
    11. Villanova
    12. Texas
    13. Wichita state
    14. Ohio state
    15. Oklahoma
    16. SDSU
    17. Gonzaga
    18. Connecticut
    19. Stanford
    20. SMU
    21. Syracuse
    22. UCLA
    23. VCU
    24. Michigan state
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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    1. Kentucky
    2. Arizona
    3. Wisconsin
    4. Duke
    5. Kansas
    6. Louisville
    7. Texas
    8. Florida
    9. North Carolina
    10. Uconn
    11. Virginia
    12. Iowa State
    13. Gonzaga
    14. Wichita State
    15. Michigan State
    16. San Diego State
    17. Oklahoma
    18. Villanova
    19. Ohio State
    20. VCU
    21. SMU
    22. Syracuse
    23. Pittsburgh
    24. Dayton
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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by PointGuardU View Post
    1. Kentucky (experience, 6 deep w/ quality big men, already getting scrimmages against pro players in for chemistry, this team is nuts)
    2. Arizona
    3. Wisconsin
    4. Duke
    5. North Carolina
    6. Louisville
    7. Florida
    8. Kansas
    9. Virginia
    10. Iowa state
    11. Villanova
    12. Texas
    13. Wichita state
    14. Ohio state
    15. Oklahoma
    16. SDSU
    17. Gonzaga
    18. Connecticut
    19. Stanford
    20. SMU
    21. Syracuse
    22. UCLA
    23. VCU
    24. Michigan state
    25. Utah
    Texas will be ranked higher than ISU in the preseason rankings.


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

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    really going out on a ledge there....
    There was discussion so I was hoping to get a little money out of it. It only takes 1 sucker.



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Will we be ranked to start the year? We are high on Ejim and Kane's replacements but outsiders may see them as a mediocre MAC transfer and a malcontent.



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Will we be ranked to start the year? We are high on Ejim and Kane's replacements but outsiders may see them as a mediocre MAC transfer and a malcontent.
    But we return Georges Niang and Monte Morris. That's a Wooden Award watch list guy and potential first team All-American along with the NCAA record holder for assist-to-turnover ratio. We'll be ranked somewhere in the mid to late teens. Most media outlets are all aboard the Hoiberg Hype Train these days.


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Will we be ranked to start the year? We are high on Ejim and Kane's replacements but outsiders may see them as a mediocre MAC transfer and a malcontent.
    They should know better by now



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