2014-15 College Basketball Preseason Top 25

1. ARIZONA

Coach: Sean Miller Last season’s record: 33-5 Players gone: Aaron Gordon, Nick Johnson, Jordin Mayes Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

  • G: T.J. McConnell
  • G: Stanley Johnson
  • F: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • F: Brandon Ashley
  • C: Kaleb Tarczewski
  • Reserves: Gabe York, Elliott Pitts, Craig Victor, Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Matt Korcheck, Kadeem Allen, Dusan Ristic

2. KENTUCKY

Coach: John Calipari Last season’s record: 29-11 Players gone: Julius Randle, James Young, Jarrod Polson, Jon Hood Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

  • G: Andrew Harrison
  • G: Aaron Harrison
  • F: Alex Poythress
  • F: Karl Towns
  • C: Dakari Johnson
  • Reserves: Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Marcus Lee, Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis

3. WISCONSIN

Coach: Bo Ryan Last season’s record: 30-8 Players gone: Ben Brust Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

  • G: Josh Gasser
  • G: Traevon Jackson
  • F: Sam Dekker
  • F: Nigel Hayes
  • C: Frank Kaminsky
  • Reserves: Bronson Koening, Duje Kukan, Ethan Happ
4. DUKE
Coach: Mike Krzyzewski Last season’s record: 26-9 Players gone: Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood, Tyler Thornton, Andre Dawkins, Josh Hairston Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:
  • G: Tyus Jones
  • G: Quinn Cook
  • G: Justise Winslow
  • F: Amile Jefferson
  • C: Jahlil Okafor
  • Reserves: Marshall Plumlee, Rasheed Sulaimon, Grayson Allen, Matt Jones, Semi Ojeleye

5. KANSAS

Coach: Bill Self Last season’s record: 25-10 Players gone: Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Tarik Black, Naadir Tharpe Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

  • G: Devonte Graham
  • G: Frank Mason
  • G: Wayne Selden
  • F: Perry Ellis
  • F: Cliff Alexander
  • Reserves: Kelly Oubre, Brannen Greene, Jamari Traylor, Conner Frankamp, Hunter Mickelson

    6. NORTH CAROLINA

    Coach: Roy Williams Last season’s record: 24-10 Players gone: James Michael McAdoo, Leslie McDonald Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

    • G: Joel Berry
    • G: Marcus Paige
    • F: J.P. Tokoto
    • F: Brice Johnson
    • F: Kennedy Meeks
    • Reserves: Nate Britt, Joel James, Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson, Isaiah Hicks, Desmond Hubert

    7. FLORIDA

    Coach: Billy Donovan Last season’s record: 36-3 Players gone: Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Will Yeguete, Casey Prather Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

    • G: Kasey Hill
    • G: Michael Frazier
    • F: Devin Robinson
    • F: Dorian Finney-Smith
    • F: Chris Walker
    • Reserves: Jon Horford, Eli Carter, Devon Walker, Chris Chiozza, Brandone Francis, Alex Murphy

    8. LOUISVILLE

    Coach: Rick Pitino Last season’s record: 31-6 Players gone: Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Stephan Van Treese, Tim Henderson, Kevin Ware Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

    • G: Chris Jones
    • G: Terry Rozier
    • G: Wayne Blackshear
    • F: Montrezl Harrell
    • F: Mangok Mathiang
    • Reserves: Anton Gill, Quentin Snider, Chinanu Onuaku, Shaqquan Aaron, Jaylen Johnson, Matz Stockman, Anas Osama Mahmoud

    9. WICHITA STATE

    Coach: Gregg Marshall Last season’s record: 35-1 Players gone: Cleanthony Early, Kadeem Coleby, Nick Wiggins, Chadrack Lufile Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

    • G: Fred VanVleet
    • G: Ron Baker
    • G: Tekele Cotton
    • F: Tevin Glass
    • F: Darius Carter
    • Reserves: Evan Wessell, Rashard Kelly, Zach Brown, Corey Henderson, Eric Hamilton, Tom Wamukota

    10. TEXAS

    Coach: Rick Barnes Last season’s record: 24-11 Players gone: Nobody Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

    • G: Isaiah Taylor
    • G: Demarcus Holland
    • G: Javan Felix
    • F: Jonathan Holmes
    • F: Cameron Ridley
    • Reserves: Myles Turner, Connor Lammert, Martez Walker, Prince Ibeh, Kendal Yancy, Demarcus Croaker
      11. GONZAGA
      Coach: Mark Few Last season’s record: 29-7 Players gone: Sam Dower, David Stockton, Drew Barham Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:
      • G: Kevin Pangos
      • G: Gary Bell
      • G: Byron Wesley
      • F: Kyle Wiltjer
      • C: Przemek Karnowski
      • Reserves: Domantas Sabonis, Kyle Dranginis, Josh Perkins, Angel Nunez, Gerard Coleman, Silas Melson, Bryan Alberts

      12. VIRGINIA

      Coach: Tony Bennett Last season’s record: 30-7 Players gone: Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

      • G: London Perrantes
      • G: Malcolm Brogdon
      • F: Justin Anderson
      • F: Anthony Gill
      • C: Mike Tobey
      • Reserves: Darion Atkins, Evan Nolte, B.J. Stith, Isaiah Wilkins, Jack Salt, Devon Hall

      13. VILLANOVA

      Coach: Jay Wright Last season’s record: 29-5 Players gone: James Bell, Tony Chennault Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

      • G: Ryan Arcidiacono
      • G: Dylan Ennis
      • G: Josh Hart
      • F: Darrun Hilliard
      • F: JayVaughn Pinkston
      • Reserves: Daniel Ochefu, Kris Jenkins, Phil Booth, Mikal Bridges

      14. SAN DIEGO STATE

      Coach: Steve Fisher Last season’s record: 31-5 Players gone: Xavier Thames, Josh Davis, James Johnson Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

      • G: Aqeel Quinn
      • G: Trey Kell
      • F: J.J. O’Brien
      • F: Winston Shepard
      • C: Skylar Spencer
      • Reserves: Dwayne Polee, Matt Shrigley, Dakarai Allen, Angelo Chol, Malik Pope, Zylan Cheatham, Kevin Zabo

      15. IOWA STATE

      Coach: Fred Hoiberg Last season’s record: 28-8 Players gone: DeAndre Kane, Melvin Ejim, Percy Gibson Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

      • G: Monte Morris
      • G: Bryce Dejean-Jones
      • F: Dustin Hogue
      • F: Georges Niang
      • F: Jameel McKay
      • Reserves: Naz Long, Abdel Nader, Matt Thomas, Daniel Edozie, Clayton Custer

      16. OKLAHOMA

      Coach: Lon Kruger Last season’s record: 23-10 Players gone: Cameron Clark, Tyler Neal Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

      • G: Jordan Woodard
      • G: Buddy Hield
      • G: Isaiah Cousins
      • F: Ryan Spangler
      • F: Khadeem Lattin
      • Reserves: Jelon Hornbeak, Frank Booker, D.J. Bennett, Dante Buford, Jamuni McNeace

      17. VCU

      Coach: Shaka Smart Last season’s record: 26-9 Players gone: Juvonte Reddic, Rob Brandenberg, Terrance Shannon, Jairus Lyles Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

      • G: Briante Weber
      • G: JeQuan Lewis
      • G: Melvin Johnson
      • F: Treveon Graham
      • F: Mo Allie-Cox
      • Reserves: Jordan Burgess, Jarred Guest, Terry Larrier, Michael Gilmore, Justin Tillman, Jonathan Williams

      18. NEBRASKA

      Coach: Tim Miles Last season’s record: 19-13 Players gone: Ray Gallegos Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

      • G: Tai Webster
      • G: Shavon Shields
      • F: David Rivers
      • F: Terran Petteway
      • F: Walter Pitchford
      • Reserves: Leslee Smith, Benny Parker, Jacob Hammond, Tarin Smith

        19. OHIO STATE

        Coach: Thad Matta Last season’s record: 25-10 Players gone: LaQuinton Ross, Amedeo Della Valle, Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

        • G: Shannon Scott
        • G: D’Angelo Russell
        • F: Sam Thompson
        • F: Anthony Lee
        • C: Amir Williams
        • Reserves: Marc Loving, Keita Bates-Diop, Jae’Sean Tate, Dave Bell, Kameron Williams
        20. SMU
        Coach: Larry Brown Last season’s record: 27-10 Players gone: Nick Russell, Shawn Williams Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:
        • G: Nic Moore
        • G: Keith Frazier
        • F: Justin Martin
        • F: Ben Moore
        • C: Markus Kennedy
        • Reserves: Sterling Brown, Yanick Moreira, Ryan Manuel, Cannen Cunningham, Crandall Head
          21. CONNECTICUT
          Coach: Kevin Ollie Last season’s record: 32-8 Players gone: Shabazz Napier, DeAndre Daniels, Lasan Kromah, Niels Giffey, Tyler Olander Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:
          • G: Ryan Boatright
          • G: Rodney Purvis
          • G: Daniel Hamilton
          • F: Phillip Nolan
          • C: Amida Brimah
          • Reserves: Terrence Samuel, Omar Calhoun, Sam Cassell Jr., Rakim Lubin, Kentan Facey

          22. PITTSBURGH

          Coach: Jamie Dixon Last season’s record: 26-10 Players gone: Lamar Patterson, Talib Zanna Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

          • G: James Robinson
          • G: Cameron Wright
          • F: Durand Johnson
          • F: Michael Young
          • F: Jamel Artis
          • Reserves: Chris Jones, Josh Newkirk, Derrick Randall, Ryan Luther, Shaq Doorson, Sheldon Jeter, Detrick Mostella, Tyrone Haughton

          23. MICHIGAN STATE

          Coach: Tom Izzo Last season’s record: 29-9 Players gone: Adreian Payne, Keith Appling, Gary Harris Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

          • G: Travis Trice
          • G: Denzel Valentine
          • F: Gaving Schilling
          • F: Brandon Dawson
          • F: Matt Costello
          • Reserves: Alvin Ellis, Alex Gauna, Russell Byrd, Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, Javon Bess, Marvin Clark

          24. STANFORD

          Coach: Johnny Dawkins Last season’s record: 23-13 Players gone: Dwight Powell, Josh Huestis, John Gage Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

          • G: Marcus Allen
          • G: Chasson Randle
          • G: Anthony Brown
          • F: Reid Travis
          • C: Stefan Nastic
          • Reserves: Robert Cartwright, Michael Humphrey, Dorian Pickens, Grant Verhoeven

          25. HARVARD

          Coach: Tommy Amaker Last season’s record: 27-5 Players gone: Kyle Casey, Brandyn Curry, Laurent Rivard Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

          • G: Siyani Chambers
          • G: Wesley Saunders
          • F: Jonah Travis
          • F: Chris Egi
          • F: Steve Moundou-Missi
          • Reserves: Evan Cummins, Agunwa Okolie, Andre Chatfield

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