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TOP 10 2013-14
Seth Davis
April 15, 2013
This season may have just ended, but it's never too early to start thinking about which teams will be at the top of the polls next fall
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April 15, 2013

Top 10 2013-14

This season may have just ended, but it's never too early to start thinking about which teams will be at the top of the polls next fall

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1. KENTUCKY

To a class that already includes six McDonald's All-Americans (page 48), the Wildcats could still add the class of 2013's top overall recruit, Andrew Wiggins. They will benefit from the return of sophomores-to-be Willie Cauley-Stein (8.3 ppg) and Alex Poythress (11.2).

2. MICHIGAN ST.

If 6'10" forward Adreian Payne comes back, the Spartans will make a title run. Next year Gary Harris (shoulders), Branden Dawson (knee) and Travis Trice (concussions) should be healthy.

3. DUKE

Incandescent 6'8" newcomer Jabari Parker will team with 6'8" Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood to give the Blue Devils a pair of wings who can play at a level Duke hasn't seen in the last few years.

4. LOUISVILLE

The Cardinals will be a top team if Russ Smith, Chane Behanan and Luke Hancock return (none have said for sure). Either way, expect 6'8" forward Montrezl Harrell to make a huge leap, but keep in mind that the speed of Kevin Ware's recovery will be a factor.

5. ARIZONA

Aaron Gordon chose the Wildcats hours before being named MVP of the McDonald's All-American game, ensuring that Arizona—which has Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski returning—will have the nation's best frontcourt.

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