1 WAKE FOREST
This season's Sweet 16 squad, sporting size (center Eric Williams), shooting (guard Taron Downey) and smarts (point guard Chris Paul), will return virtually intact.
2 GEORGIA TECH
The Yellow Jackets lose only guard Marvin Lewis and are the favorites to sign 7-foot center Randolph Morris.
All of the starters from the Elite Eight team are back, including next season's best set of guards: Dee Brown and Deron Williams.
4 NORTH CAROLINA
The Tar Heels' depth problems disappear if two signees, guard J.R. Smith and power forward Marvin Williams, don't go pro.
Point guard signee Sebastian Telfair is likely NBA-bound, but the Cards are boosted by the return of injured forward Ellis Myles.
If forward Wayne Simien is in Lawrence for his senior season, the St. Louis Regional finalist Jayhawks are a title threat.
The Blue Devils have four starters back, but with heralded recruit Shaun Livingston likely going pro, who will play the point?
The Horns love L.A., as in LaMarcus Aldridge, a 7-foot center who's one of three McDonald's All-Americans they hooked.
A surprise Phoenix Regional finalist, the Tide keeps rolling behind deadeye shooter Kennedy Winston, one of four returning starters.
The run-and-gun Huskies resume their Pac-10 rise behind 5'9" spark plug Nate Robinson. Sleepers: Maryland and Kent State.