Faculty basketball rankings: Kansas, Arkansas make jumps in early Prime 25 And 1 after touchdown transfers


The preliminary CBS Sports activities 2021-22 Preseason Prime 25 And 1 printed final Monday — just some hours after Baylor beat Gonzaga to win the nationwide championship. Since then, Tennessee and Illinois each misplaced extra rotation gamers, Arizona misplaced its coach, and Kansas and Arkansas added high-level transfers that positively impacted their projected rosters.

So it is time for an replace.

Kansas and Arkansas moved up in, whereas Arizona and Illinois dropped out of, Model 2.0 of the 2021-22 Preseason Prime 25 And 1 (for causes beforehand said). The Wildcats and Illini have been changed by Virginia Tech and West Virginia, the latter of which can clearly be ranked increased if Miles McBride returns for yet one more season. However, at this second, I’ve McBride projected off of West Virginia’s roster. And that is the factor about rating 26 groups this far prematurely of the beginning of subsequent season: it is a lot of projecting. Transfers are nonetheless coming and going, highschool prospects are nonetheless uncommitted, NBA prospects are nonetheless deciding whether or not to go away or keep, and coaches are nonetheless being employed and fired, all of which makes making an attempt to find out what a program’s roster will in the end appear to be difficult. If historical past is an indicator, most projections will show correct in time. However there’ll little question be surprises. And when these surprises occur, the Prime 25 And 1 will regulate accordingly, similar to at all times.

For now, although, UCLA stays No. 1 within the Prime 25 And 1 primarily based on the idea that each significant piece that helped the Bruins make the Closing 4, and end thirteenth at KenPom, will return. Clearly, Johnny Juzang has a call to make in regards to the NBA Draft. But when he comes again, and picks up proper the place he left off, UCLA — which is including five-star prospect Peyton Watson to its skilled core — ought to have an actual likelihood to win what can be the twelfth nationwide title in class historical past.

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Prime 25 And 1 rankings

Largest Movers








Each significant participant who helped the Bruins make the Closing 4 is at present projected again on campus – amongst them NCAA Match star Johnny Juzang. UCLA will add five-star prospect Peyton Watson and will have all the items essential to win a nationwide title.




Jalen Suggs and Joel Ayayi are each getting into the NBA Draft, however Gonzaga is predicted so as to add two five-star prospects in Chet Holmgren and Hunter Sallis, the previous of whom is the consensus No. 1 participant within the Class of 2021. Mix them with a doable core of Drew Timme, Andrew Nembhard and Anton Watson, and the Zags must be a Closing 4 contender once more. 31-1



The Crimson Tide ought to return 4 of the highest seven scorers from a staff that received the SEC regular-season title and SEC Match – most notably Jaden Shackelford and Jahvon Quinerly. The addition of five-star level guard JD Davison and four-star huge Charles Bediako provides Nate Oats an opportunity at back-to-back convention championships.




Duke is the one program anticipated so as to add three five-star prospects from the Class of 2021 – amongst them Paolo Banchero and AJ Griffin, each of whom mission as one-and-done top-10 NBA Draft picks. So even when Matthew Damage joins DJ Steward within the NBA Draft, Mike Krzyzewski ought to nonetheless have sufficient expertise to take the Blue Devils again to the highest of the game.




The Bears are anticipated to lose Davion Mitchell and Jared Butler to the NBA Draft. But when Baylor retains a core of Adam Flagler, Matthew Mayer and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, and enrolls its top-10 recruiting class highlighted by five-star wing Kendall Brown, Scott Drew could make a run at one other nationwide title. 28-2


Ohio St.

The projection right here is that Ohio State will return the highest three scorers – Duane Washington Jr., E.J. Liddell and Justice Sueing – from a staff that earned a No. 2 seed within the NCAA Match. Malaki Branham, a consensus top-30 prospect within the Class of 2021, is an incoming recruit who ought to make an instantaneous influence.




Kansas is projected to return 4 starters from a staff that went 9-2 in its last 11 video games and superior within the NCAA Match. The current addition of Joseph Yesufu, a switch who averaged 12.8 factors at Drake this season, will improve the Jayhawks’ shot-making potential. 3 21-9



The Razorbacks are shedding rather a lot – together with projected first-round decide Moses Moody. However JD Notae ought to return as a double-digit scorer, and Eric Musselman is including a minimum of 4 skilled double-digit scorers through the switch market, largely notably Chris Lykes (Miami) and Au’Diese Toney (Pitt).

8 25-7


Florida St.

The Seminoles must be actually good once more regardless of the possible losses of MJ Walker, RaiQuan Grey and Scottie Barnes because of the anticipated return of confirmed items like Anthony Well mannered, Balsa Koprivica and Malik Osborne. To that core, Florida State will add the nation’s second-ranked recruiting class – one highlighted by former Houston standout Caleb Mills and five-star wing Matthew Cleveland.

2 18-7



This rating is tied to the concept that Franz Wagner will enter the NBA Draft whereas Hunter Dickinson returns for his sophomore season at Michigan, the place he’ll possible be the preseason Large Ten Participant of the 12 months. The 7-foot-1 middle can be the proper skilled piece to pair with the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class that includes 5 star prospects Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabate.

2 23-5



The Boilermakers haven’t any seniors and 0 apparent NBA prospects, which means all people who issues ought to return from a staff that acquired a No. 4 seed within the NCAA Match. The star is Trevion Williams, who averaged 15.5 factors and 9.1 rebounds as a junior.

2 18-10



Collin Gillispie will return for yet one more season at Villanova. So the Wildcats ought to once more be the favourite within the Large East even with the departure of Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.

1 18-7



So long as Kelvin Sampson stays the coach, Houston will possible be a mainstay within the Prime 25 And 1. The early lack of Quentin Grimes will harm, however in all probability not an excessive amount of with Marcus Sasser and Tramon Mark set to return.

1 28-4



Mark Turgeon has used the switch market so as to add a high quality guard (Fatts Russell) and massive (Qudus Wahab). That must be sufficient to offset the lack of Darryl Morsell and get the Terrapins to the Large Dance for the sixth time in a span of seven NCAA Tournaments.

1 17-14



The anticipated return of Keion Brooks, Dontaie Allen and Jacob Toppin provides John Calipari a core of three gamers who averaged a minimum of 14 minutes per recreation this season. He’ll fill out the roster with a top-five recruiting class and a minimum of two impactful transfers – specifically Kellan Grady (Davidson) and Oscar Tshiebwe (West Virginia).

1 9-16


N. Carolina

North Carolina’s resolution to advertise Hubert Davis suggests the varsity ought to have the ability to preserve Armando Bacot, Caleb Love and far of the rotation on campus. That is why 12 months 1 of the post-Roy Williams period is probably going to achieve success.

1 18-11



Dan Hurley has rebuilt UConn to the purpose the place it may be a constant challenger to Villanova within the Large East. Even the early lack of James Bouknight, a projected first-round NBA Draft decide, should not change that.



Michigan St.

Aaron Henry is following Joshua Langford and Rocket Watts out the door. However the arrival of five-star guard Max Christie and Northeastern switch Tyson Walker ought to have Tom Izzo in his twenty fourth straight NCAA Match.



St. Bona.

All 5 starters from a staff that received the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and Atlantic 10 Match are anticipated again – most notably Kyle Lofton, who averaged 14.4 factors and 5.5 assists as a junior. Wake Forest switch Quadry Adams will present depth.




Andy Enfield ought to have the Trojans again within the NCAA Match – so long as Isaiah Mobley would not be a part of his brother, Evan Mobley, within the NBA Draft. A top-15 recruiting class highlighted by Reese Dixon-Waters will assist offset the departures.

2 25-8



Trey Murphy is predicted to enter the NBA Draft, which suggests Virginia will possible lose its high three scorers. However Kihei Clark will present Tony Bennett with an skilled level guard able to protecting the Cavaliers close to the highest of the ACC. 2 18-7



Dana Altman is among the many finest at reloading his roster every offseason through the switch market. So it is protected to imagine he’ll discover sufficient good items to complement a core of Will Richardson and Eric Williams, each of whom averaged double-figures this season.

2 21-7



The Orange have three gamers within the switch portal – amongst them Kadary Richmond, a proficient freshman guard with dimension. However the high three scorers from a Candy 16 staff must be again, together with Buddy Boeheim, who averaged 22.3 factors within the NCAA Match.

3 18-10



Yves Pons’ resolution to hitch Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson in NBA Draft makes it possible that Tennessee shall be changing 4 of its high 5 scorers. However a core of Victor Bailey, Santiago Vescovi and Josiah-Jordan James ought to pair properly with a recruiting class highlighted by the most effective level guard within the Class of 2021 (Kennedy Chandler) and one other newcomer who simply averaged 11.7 factors whereas capturing 44.2% from 3-point vary at Auburn (Justin Powell).

4 18-9


Va. Tech

The highest 4 scorers from a staff that made the NCAA Match are anticipated to return – amongst them Keve Aluma, who averaged 15.2 factors and seven.9 rebounds this season. They will be joined by a pair of transfers (USF’s Michael Durr and Wofford’s Storm Murphy) who ought to assist Virginia Tech compete for the ACC title. NR 15-7


W. Virginia

West Virginia is predicted to lose three of its high 5 scorers, most notably Miles McBride, who has entered the NBA Draft. However Bob Huggins with a core of Derek Culver and Sean McNeil in all probability deserves the advantage of the doubt.

NR 19-10

Roster breakdown


Coach: MIck Cronin

2020-21 file: 22-10

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Chris Smith

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Johnny Juzang, Jaime Jaquez, Jules Bernard, Tyger Campbell, Cody Riley, David Singleton, Jake Kyman, Mac Etienne, Jaylen Clark, Kenneth Nwuba

Anticipated additions: Peyton Watson, Will McClendon


Coach: Mark Few

2020-21 file: 31-1

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Corey Kispert, Jalen Suggs, Joel Ayayi, Aaron Cook dinner, Oumar Ballo, Pavel Zakharov

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Drew Timme, Andrew Nembhard, Anton Watson, Julian Strawther, Dominick Harris, Ben Gregg

Anticipated additions: Chet Holmgren, Hunter Sallis, Kaden Perry


Coach: Nate Oats

2020-21 file: 

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Herb Jones, John Petty, Alex Reese, Jordan Bruner

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Jaden Shackelford, Jahvon Quinerly, Joshua Primo, Keon Ellis, Juwan Gary, James Rojas, Darius Miles, Keon Ambrose-Hylton

Anticipated additions: Noah Gurley, JD Davison, Charles Bediako, Jusaun Holt, Nimari Burnett, Alex Tchikou


Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

2020-21 file: 13-11

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Matthew Damage, DJ Steward, Jordan Goldwire, Jaemyn Brakefield, Patrick Tape

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Wendell Moore, Jeremy Roach, Mark Williams, Joey Baker, Henry Coleman

Anticipated additions: Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin, Trevor Keels


Coach: Scott Drew

2020-21 file: 28-2

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Jared Butler, Davion Mitchell, MaCio Teague, Mark Very important

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Adam Flagler, Matthew Mayer, Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchouwa, L.J. Cryer, Flo Thamba, Zach Loveday, Jordan Turner

Anticipated additions: Kendall Brown, Langston Love, Jeremy Sochan


Coach: Chris Holtmann

2020-21 file: 21-10

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: CJ Walker, Kyle Younger, Musa Jallow, Jimmy Sotos

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Duane Washington, E.J. Liddell, Justice Sueing, Justin Ahrens, Zed Key, Seth Cities, Meechie Johnson, Eugene Brown

Anticipated additions: Malaki Branham, Kalen Etzler, Jamari Wheeler


Coach: Invoice Self

2020-21 file: 21-9

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Marcus Garrett, Tyon Grant-Foster, Tristan Enaruna, Latrell Jossell, Gethro Muscadin

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Ochai Agbaji, David McCormack, Jalen Wilson, Christian Braun, Bryce Thompson, Mitch Lightfoot, Dajuan Harris, Chris Teahan

Anticipated additions: Joseph Yesufu, Cam Martin, Zach Clemence, KJ Adams, Bobby Pettiford, Sydney Curry


Coach: Eric Musselman

2020-21 file: 25-7

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Moses Moody, Justin Smith, Jalen Tate, Desi Sills, Vance Jackson, Ethan Henderson

Notable gamers anticipated to return: JD Notae, Davonte Davis, Connor Vanover, Jaylin Williams, Khalen Robinson

Anticipated additions: Au’Diese Toney, Chris Lykes, Stanley Umode, Kamani Johnson, Likelihood Moore, Akol Mawein


Coach: Leonard Hamilton

2020-21 file: 18-7

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: MJ Walker, RaiQuan Grey, Scottie Barnes, RayQuan Evans, Nathaniel Jack, Tanor Ngom

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Anthony Well mannered, Balsa Koprivica, Malik Osborne, Sardaar Calhoun, Wyatt Wilkes, Quincy Ballard

Anticipated additions: Caleb Mills, Matthew Cleveland, Jalen Warley, John Butler, Naheem McLeod


Coach: Juwan Howard

2020-21 file: 23-5

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Isaiah Livers, Franz Wagner, Eli Brooks, Mike Smith, Chaundee Brown, Austin Davis

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Hunter Dickinson, Brandon Johns, Terrence Williams, Zeb Jackson, Jace Howard

Anticipated additions: Caleb Houston, Moussa Diabate, Kobe Bufkin, Frankie Collins, Isaiah Barnes, Will Tschetter


Coach: Matt Painter

2020-21 file: 18-10

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Aaron Wheeler, Emmanuel Dowuona

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Trevion Williams, Jaden Ivey, Sasha Stefanovic, Zach Edey, Eric Hunter Jr., Brandon Newman, Mason Gillis, Isaiah Thompson, Ethan Morton.

Anticipated additions: Trey Kaufman, Caleb Furst


Coach: Jay Wright

2020-21 file: 18-7

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Jermaine Samuels, Cole Swider

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Collin Gillespie, Justin Moore, Caleb Daniels, Brandon Slater, Eric Dixon, Bryan Antoine, Chris Arcidiacono, Trey Patterson

Anticipated additions: Jordan Longino, Nnanna Njoku, Angelo Brizzi


Coach: Kelvin Sampson

2020-21 file: 28-4

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Quentin Grimes, Dejon Jarreau, Justin Gorham, Fabian White, Bryson Gresham

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Marcus Sasser, Tramon Mark, Cameron Tyson, Reggie Chaney, Jamal Shead, Kiyron Powell, J’Wan Roberts

Anticipated additions: Ja’Vier Francis, Taze Moore, Ramon Walker, Robbie Armbrester, Josh Carlton


Coach: Mark Turgeon

2020-21 file: 17-14

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Darryl Morsell, Galin Smith, Chol Marial, Aquan Good, Reese Mona

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Eric Ayala, Aaron Wiggins, Donta Scott, Hakim Hart, Jairus Hamilton, James Graham III, Marcus Dockery

Anticipated additions: Qudus Wahab, Fatts Russell, Julian Reese, Ike Cornish


Coach: John Caliipari

2020-21 file: 9-16

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Brandon Boston, Olivier Sarr, Terrence Clarke, Isaiah Jackson, Devin Askew, Cam’Ron Fletcher

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Davion Mintz, Keion Brooks, Dontaie Allen, Jacob Toppin, Lance Ware

Anticipated additions: Kellan Grady, Oscar Tshiebwe, Daimion Colliins, Bryce Hopkins, Nolan Hickman


Coach: Hubert Davis

2020-21 file: 18-11

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Garrison Brooks, Day’Ron Sharpe, Walker Kessler, Andrew Playtek, Sterling Manley

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Armando Bacot, Caleb Love, R.J. Davis, Kerwin Walton, Leaky Black, Anthony Harris, Puff Johnson.

Anticipated additions: Dontrez Types, D’Marco Dunn, Justin McKoy


Coach: Dan Hurley

2020-21 file: 15-8

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: James Bouknight, Tyler Polley, Brendan Adams, Josh Carlton

Notable gamers anticipated to return: R.J. Cole, Tyrese Martin, Isaiah Whaley, Adama Sanogo, Jalen Gaffney, Andre Jackson, Akok Akok, Richie Springs

Anticipated additions: Rahsool Diggins, Jordan Hawkins, Samson Johnson


Coach: Tom Izzo

2020-21 file: 15-13

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Aaron Henry, Joshua Langford, Rocket Watts

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Joey Hauser, Gabe Brown, Malik Corridor, Foster Loyer, Julius Marble, Marcus Bingham, AJ Hoggard, Thomas Kithier, Mady Sissoko

Anticipated additions: Tyson Walker, Max Christie, Jaden Akins, Pierre Brooks


Coach: Mark Schmidt

2020-21 file: 16-5

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Alejandro Vasquez, Jalen Shaw, Jermaine Taggart

Notable gamers anticipated to return:  Kyle Lofton, Jaren Holmes, Jalen Adaway, Dominick Welch, Osun Osunniyi, Alpha Okoli, Eddie Creal

Anticipated additions: Justin Ndjock, Quadry Adams, Abdoul Karim, Coulibaly, Oluwasegun Durosinmi

20. USC

Coach: Andy Enfield

2020-21 file: 25-8

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Evan Mobley, Tahj Eaddy, Isaiah White, Noah Baumann

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Isaiah Mobley, Drew Peterson, Ethan Anderson, Chevez Goodwin, Max Agbonkpolo, Reese Waters

Anticipated additions: Malik Thomas, Harrison Hornery, Kobe Johnson, KJ Allen


Coach: Tony Bennett

2020-21 file: 18-17

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Sam Hauser, Jay Huff, Trey Murphy, Tomas Woldentensae, Jabri Abdur-Rahim, Casey Morsell, Justin McKoy

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Kihei Clark, Reece Beekman, Kody Stattman, Kadin Shedrick, Francisco Caffaro, Carson McCorkle, Chase Coleman, Malachi Poindexter

Anticipated additions: Armaan Franklin, Jayden Gardner, Taine Murray


Coach: Dana Altman

2020-21 file: 21-7

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Eugene Omoruyi, Chris Duarte, LJ Figueroa, Chandler Lawson, Amauri Hardy, Will Johnson

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Will Richardson, Eric Williams, N’Faly Dante, Aaron Estrada, Jalen Terry, Franck Kepnang, Lok Wur

Anticipated additions: Nathan Bittle


Coach: Jim Boeheim

2020-21 file: 18-10

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Marek Dolezaj, Kadary Richmond, Robert Braswell, Bourama Sidibe, John Bol Ajak

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Buddy Boeheim, Quincy Guerrier, Alan Griffin, Joseph Girard, Woody Newton, Jesse Edwards, Frank Anselem

Anticipated additions: Benny Williams, Cole Swider


Coach: Rick Barnes

2020-21 file: 18-9

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Jaden Springer, Keon Johnson, John Fulkerson, Yves Pons, EJ Anosiki, Davonte Gaines, Drew Pember

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Victor Bailey, Santiago Vescovi, Josiah-Jordan James, Olivier Nkamhoua, Uros Plavsic

Anticipated additions: Kennedy Chandler, Justin Powell, Jahmai Mashack, Quentin Diboundje


Coach: Mike Younger

2020-21 file: 15-7

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Jalen Cone, Wabissa Bede, Joe Bamisile, Cordell Pemsl

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Keve Aluma, Tyrece Radford, Nahiem Alleyne, Justyn Mutts, Hunter Cattoor, David N’Guessan, Darius Maddox, John Ojiako

Anticipated additions: Michael Durr, Storm Murphy, Sean Pedulla


Coach: Bob Huggins

2020-21 file: 19-10

Notable gamers anticipated to go away: Miles McBride, Taz Sherman, Emmitt Matthews, Jordan McCabe, Gabe Osabuohien

Notable gamers anticipated to return: Derek Culver, Sean McNeil, Jalen Bridges, Isaiah Cottrell, Kedrian Johnson, Taj Thweatt, Seni Ndiaye

Anticipated additions: Dimon Carrigan, Seth Wilson, Kobe Johnson



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