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Top 25 (and one): Rosters settle after withdrawal deadline

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Terrence Jones' decision to return to school closed the gap between North Carolina and Kentucky.

But not completely.

Because the Tar Heels still have the nation's best roster -- just barely -- and thus remain atop the latest and final Ridiculously Early Top 25 (and one). With the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the NBA Draft behind us, there's a clear picture of who will and won't be on various rosters next season. We now know Darius Morris isn't returning to Michigan just like Shelvin Mack isn't returning to Butler, and know Ashton Gibbs is returning to Pittsburgh just like Tu Holloway is returning to Xavier.

And everybody should know this: UNC and UK are the title favorites.

They'll play each other at Rupp Arena next season.

Based on these rankings, the game should be No. 1 vs. No. 2.

1. North Carolina
Coach: Roy Williams

Top veterans on projected roster: Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Tyler Zeller, Kendall Marshall, Dexter Strickland, Leslie McDonald, Reggie Bullock

Top newcomers on projected roster: James McAdoo, P.J. Hairston
2. Kentucky
Coach: John Calipari

Top veterans on projected roster: Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb, Darius Miller

Top newcomers on projected roster: Anthony Davis, Mike Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Kyle Wiltjer
3. Syracuse
Coach: Jim Boeheim

Top veterans on projected roster: Kris Joseph, Scoop Jardine, Brandon Triche, Dion Waiters, C.J. Fair, James Southerland, Mookie Jones, Fab Melo, Baye Moussa Keita

Top newcomers on projected roster: Rakeem Christmas, Trevor Cooney, Michael Carter-Williams
4. Ohio State
Coach: Thad Matta

Top veterans on projected roster: Jared Sullinger, William Buford, Deshaun Thomas, Aaron Craft

Top newcomers on projected roster: Amir Williams, LaQuinton Ross, Sam Thompson, Shannon Scott, Trey McDonald, Evan Ravenel
5. Vanderbilt
Coach: Kevin Stallings

Top veterans on projected roster: John Jenkins, Jeff Taylor, Festus Ezeli, Brad Tinsley, Lance Goulbourne, Steve Tchiengang, Rod Odom, Kyle Fuller

Top newcomers on projected roster: Dai-Jon Parker, Shelby Moats, Kedren Johnson
6. Duke
Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

Top veterans on projected roster: Mason Plumlee, Miles Plumlee, Ryan Kelly, Seth Curry, Andre Dawkins

Top newcomers on projected roster: Austin Rivers, Quinn Cook, Marshall Plumlee, Michael Gbinije, Alex Murphy
7. Louisville
Coach: Rick Pitino

Top veterans on projected roster: Kyle Kuric, Peyton Siva, Jared Swopshire, Chris Smith, Rakeem Buckles, Mike Marra, Gorgui Dieng

Top newcomers on projected roster: Wayne Blackshear, Zach Price, Chane Behanan, Angel Nunez
8. Memphis
Coach: Josh Pastner

Top veterans on projected roster: Will Barton, Joe Jackson, Tarik Black, Antonio Barton, Charles Carmouche, Chris Crawford, Wesley Witherspoon, D.J. Stephens

Top newcomers on projected roster: Adonis Thomas, Stan Simpson, Ferrakohn Hall
9. Connecticut
Coach: Jim Calhoun

Top veterans on projected roster: Jeremy Lamb, Alex Oriakhi, Shabazz Napier, Roscoe Smith, Niels Giffey, Tyler Olander

Top newcomers on projected roster: Ryan Boatright
10. Wisconsin
Coach: Bo Ryan

Top veterans on projected roster: Jordan Taylor, Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz, Ryan Evans

Top newcomers on projected roster: Jarrod Uthoff, Traevon Jackson, Frank Kaminsky, George Marshall, Evan Anderson
11. Kansas
Coach: Bill Self

Top veterans on projected roster: Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson, Travis Releford, Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson

Top newcomers on projected roster: Ben McLemore, Naadir Tharpe, Braeden Anderson
12. Pittsburgh
Coach: Jamie Dixon

Top veterans on projected roster: Ashton Gibbs, Nasir Robinson, Travon Woodall, Dante Taylor, Talib Zanna, J.J. Moore, Lamar Patterson

Top newcomers on projected roster: Khem Birch, Malcolm Gilbert, Durand Johnson, Jaylen Bond, John Johnson
13. Florida
Coach: Billy Donovan

Top veterans on projected roster: Erving Walker, Kenny Boynton, Erik Murphy, Patric Young, Scottie Wilbekin

Top newcomers on projected roster: Brad Beal, Mike Rosario, Walter Pitchford
14. Baylor
Coach: Scott Drew

Top veterans on projected roster: Perry Jones, Quincy Acy, Anthony Jones, A.J. Walton, Fred Ellis, J'Mison Morgan

Top newcomers on projected roster: Quincy Miller, Deuce Bello, Pierre Jackson
15. Arizona
Coach: Sean Miller

Top veterans on projected roster: Lamont Jones, Kyle Fogg, Solomon Hill, Kevin Parrom, Jesse Perry, Jordin Mayes, Brendon Lavender

Top newcomers on projected roster: Josiah Turner, Angelo Chol, Nick Johnson, Sidiki Johnson
16. Butler
Coach: Brad Stevens

Top veterans on projected roster: Andrew Smith, Khyle Marshall, Ron Nored, Chase Stigall, Chrishawn Hopkins

Top newcomers on projected roster: Kameron Woods, Jackson Aldridge, Roosevelt Jones, Andrew Smeathers
17. Cincinnati
Coach: Mick Cronin

Top veterans on projected roster: Yancy Gates, Dion Dixon, Sean Kilpatrick, Cashmere Wright, Justin Jackson

Top newcomers on projected roster: Jermaine Sanders, Shaquille Thomas, Jeremiah Davis, Ge-Lawn Guyn, Octavious Ellis
18. Xavier
Coach: Chris Mack

Top veterans on projected roster: Tu Holloway, Mark Lyons, Kenny Frease, Jeff Robinson, Brad Redford

Top newcomers on projected roster: Dezmine Wells, Dee Davis, Jalen Reynolds, Travis Taylor, Justin Martin
19. Missouri
Coach: Frank Haith

Top veterans on projected roster: Marcus Denmom, Kim English, Laurence Bowers, Phil Pressey, Matt Pressey, Ricardo Ratliffe, Michael Dixon

Top newcomers on projected roster: Kadeem Green
20. Michigan
Coach: John Beilein

Top veterans on projected roster: Tim Hardaway Jr., Jordan Morgan, Zach Novak, Stu Douglass, Evan Smotrycz, Matt Vogrich

Top newcomers on projected roster: Carlton Brundidge, Trey Burke, Max Bielfeldt
21. Alabama
Coach: Anthony Grant

Top veterans on projected roster: JaMychal Green, Tony Mitchell, Trevor Releford, Andrew Steele, Charles Hankerson

Top newcomers on projected roster: Levi Randolph, Nick Jacobs, Moussa Gueye, Rodney Cooper

22. Gonzaga
Coach: Mark Few

Top veterans on projected roster: Elias Harris, Robert Sacre, Sam Dower, David Stockton, Kelly Olynyk, Marquise Carter

Top newcomers on projected roster: Gary Bell, Kevin Pangos, Ryan Spangler
23. Marquette
Coach: Buzz Williams

Top veterans on projected roster: Darius Johnson-Odom, Vander Blue, Jae Crowder, Chris Otule, Junior Cadougan, Davonte Gardner

Top newcomers on projected roster: Todd Mayo, Derrick Wilson, Juan Anderson, Jamil Wilson
24. Texas A&M
Coach: TBD

Top veterans on projected roster: Khris Middleton, David Loubeau, Kourtney Robinson, Naji Hibbert, Dash Harris, Ray Turner

Top newcomers on projected roster: Jamal Branch, Elston Turner, Jordan Green
25. UCLA
Coach: Ben Howland

Top veterans on projected roster: Reeves Nelson, Joshua Smith, Lazeric Jones, Jerime Anderson, Brendan Lane, Tyler Lamb

Top newcomers on projected roster: Norman Powell, David Wear, Travis Wear, De'End Parker
26. Florida State
Coach: Leonard Hamilton

Top veterans on projected roster: Michael Snaer, Bernard James, Deividas Dulkys, Okaro White, Ian Miller, Terrence Shannon, Xavier Gibson, Jon Kreft, Luke Loucks

Top newcomers on projected roster: Aaron Thomas, Antwan Space, Terry Whisnant, Kiel Turpin

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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