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NCAA Basketball: 2014-15 Preseason Top 25 (and one) national rankings

The deadline for underclassmen to enter the NBA Draft expired late Sunday, meaning we now have a decent idea of how each school's roster will look next season. Sure, there are always academic casualties, dismissals and late transfers that affect rosters in unpredictable ways. But, like I said, we now have a pretty good idea of how rosters will look when games tip in November, which is why it's time to update the Top 25 (and one) college basketball rankings here at CBSSports.com.

So here you go ...

1. 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

2. 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: Rasheed Sulaimon
  • F: Amile Jefferson
  • C: Jahlil Okafor
  • Reserves: Marshall Plumlee, Justise Winslow, Grayson Allen, Matt Jones, Semi Ojeleye

3. 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

4. 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

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. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. TEXAS

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

  • G: Isaiah Tyalor
  • 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

10. 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

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. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

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

26. KANSAS STATE

Coach: Bruce Weber
Last season's record: 20-13
Players gone: Shane Southwell, Will Spradling, Omari Lawrence
Projected starting lineup in 2014-15:

  • G: Jevon Thomas
  • G: Marcus Foster
  • F: Nino Williams
  • F: Wesley Iwundu
  • F: Thomas Gipson
  • Reserves: Nigel Johnson, D.J. Johnson, Justin Edwards, Brandon Bolden, Stephen Hurt, Tre Harris, Malek Harris

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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