College Basketball Rankings: Kentucky #1 as Season Tips Off

College Basketball tips off tonight, and the season will begin with a couple of terrific games with Kentucky facing Michigan State and Duke facing Kansas. Kentucky gets the top spot with the news that Michigan State SG Joshua Langford could miss a large chunk of the season.

1. Kentucky Wildcats

Championship Odds: 8/1

PG: Ashton Hagans

SG: Immanuel Quickley

SF: Kahlil Whitney 

PF: EJ Montgomery

C: Nick Richards

Key Reserves: Keion Brooks, Tyrese Maxey, Nate Sestina, Johnny Juzang

Kentucky State v Kentucky
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY - NOVEMBER 01: Ashton Hagans #0 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball against the Kentucky State Thorobreds at Rupp Arena on November 01, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. / Getty Images

2. Michigan State Spartans

Championship Odds: 6/1

PG: Cassius Winston 

SG: Aaron Henry

SF: Kyle Ahrens

PF: Xavier Tillman

C: Marcus Bingham

Key Reserves:  Rocket Watts, Gabe Brown, Malik Hall, Joshua Langord*, Thomas Kithier

Texas Tech v Michigan State
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 06: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Cassius Winston #5 in the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. / Getty Images

3. Kansas Jayhawks 

Championship Odds: 8/1

PG: Devon Dotson

SG: Marcus Garrett

SF: Ochai Agbaji

PF: Silvio de Sousa

C: Udoka Azubuike

Key Reserves: Isaiah Moss, David McCormack, Mitch Lightfoot, Jalen Wilson, Christian Braun, Tristan Enaruna

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 14 Big 12 Conference Championship - Texas v Kansas
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 14: Kansas Jayhawks guard Ochai Agbaji (30) in the second half of a quarterfinal Big 12 tournament game between the Texas Longhorns and Kansas Jayhawks on March 14, 2019 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

4. Duke Blue Devils

Championship Odds: 12/1

PG: Tre Jones 

SG: Cassius Stanley

SF: Wendell Moore

PF: Matthew Hurt

C: Vernon Carey 

Key Reserves: Javin DeLaurier, Alex O'Connell, Joey Baker, Jack White 

NCAA East Regional
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils dribbles up court during the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Michigan State Spartans at Capital One Arena on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. / Getty Images

5. Florida Gators

Championship Odds: 14/1

PG: Andrew Nembhard

SG: Noah Locke

SF: Scottie Lewis

PF: Keyontae Johnson

C: Kerry Blackshear Jr.

Key Reserves: Tre Mann, Omar Payne, Gorjok Gak, Dontay Bassett, Ques Glover

SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 15: Andrew Nembhard #2 of the Florida Gators celebrates in the game against the LSU Tigers during the Quarterfinals of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. / Getty Images

6. Louisville Cardinals

Championship Odds: 16/1

PG: LaMarr Kimble

SG: Samuell Williamson

SF: Dwayne Sutton

PF: Jordan Nwora

C: Steven Enoch

Key Reserves: Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Aidan Igiehon, David Johnson, Ryan McMahon

Duke v Louisville
LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 12: Jordan Nwora #33 of the Louisville Cardinals reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Duke Blue Devils in the second half of the game at KFC YUM! Center on February 12, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Duke came from behind to win 71-69. / Getty Images

7. Gonzaga Bulldogs

Championship Odds: 20/1

PG: Ryan Woolridge

SG: Admon Gilder

SF: Corey Kispert

PF: Killian Tillie

C: Filip Petrusev

Key Reserves: Anton Watson, Joel Ayayi, Drew Timme

NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Regional - Anaheim
ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 30: Killian Tillie #33 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts after making a basket during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Elite Eight round of the 2019 NCAA Photos via Getty Images Men's Basketball Tournament held at Honda Center on March 30, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images) Justin Tafoya

8. North Carolina Tar Heels

Championship Odds: 10/1

PG: Cole Anthony

SG: Christian Keeling

SF: Leaky Black

PF: Garrison Brooks

C: Armando Bacot

Key Reserves: Sterling Manley, Anthony Harris, Justin Pierce, Brandon Robinson

Auburn v North Carolina
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MARCH 29: Garrison Brooks #15 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts against the Auburn Tigers during the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. / Getty Images

9. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Championship Odds: 30/1

PG: Davide Moretti

SG: Kyler Edwards

SF: Jahmius Ramsey

PF: Chris Clarke

C: TJ Holyfield

Key Reserves: Joel Ntambwe* (Pending Eligibility), Terrence Shannon, Kevin McCullar, Tyreek Smith

NCAA Men's Final Four - National Championship - Texas Tech v Virginia
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 08: Head coach Chris Beard of the Texas Tech Red Raiders talks with Davide Moretti #25 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the first half in the 2019 NCAA Photos via Getty Images men's Final Four National Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images) Brett Wilhelm

10. Memphis Tigers

Championship Odds: 18/1

PG: Tyler Harris

SG: Boogie Ellis

SF: DJ Jeffries

PF: Precious Achiuwa

C: James Wiseman

Key Reserves: Damion Baugh, Lester Quinones, Ryan Boyce, Lance Thomas, Alex Lomax

Central Florida v Memphis
MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 15: Tyler Harris #1 and Alex Lomax #2 of the Memphis Tigers celebrate against the UCF Knights during the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on March 15, 2019 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis defeated Central Florida 79-55. Joe Murphy / Getty Images

11. Villanova Wildcats

Championship Odds: 20/1

PG: Collin Gillespie

SG: Justin Moore

SF: Jermaine Samuels

PF: Saddiq Bey

C: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Key Reserves: Eric Dixon, Dhamir Cosby-Robinson, Cole Swider, , Brandon Slater, Bryan Antoine*

Providence v Villanova
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 14: Collin Gillespie #2 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts after a play in the second half against the Providence Friars during the Quarterfinals of the 2019 Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2019 in New York City. Evan Vucci / Getty Images

12. Virginia Cavaliers

Championship Odds: 25/1

PG: Kihei Clark

SG: Casey Morsell

SF: Braxton Key

PF: Mamadi Diakite

C: Jay Huff

Key Reserves: Tomas Woldetensae, Francisco Caffaro, Kody Stattman

NCAA Men's Final Four - National Championship - Texas Tech v Virginia
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 08: Mamadi Diakite #25 of the Virginia Cavaliers reacts against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half during the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four National Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. / Getty Images

13. Maryland Terrapins

Championship Odds: 40/1

PG: Anthony Cowan

SG: Eric Ayala

SF: Darryl Morsell

PF: Ricky Lindo

C: Jalen Smith

Key Reserves: Aaron Wiggins, Makhi Mitchell, Donta Scott, Chol Marial

Michigan v Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, MD - MARCH 03: Anthony Cowan Jr. #1 of the Maryland Terrapins takes a foul shot during a college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines at the XFinity Center on March 3, 2019 in College Park, Maryland. / Getty Images

14. LSU Tigers

Championship Odds: 40/1

PG: Javonte Smart

SG: Skylar Mays

SF: Marlon Taylor

PF: Trendon Watford

C: Emmitt Williams

Key Reserves: Darius Days, Charles Manning, James Bishop, Courtese Cooper

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 23: LSU Tigers guard Skylar Mays (4) dribbles the ball during a game against the Maryland Terrapins at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on March 23, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Matt Marriott/NCAA Photos via Getty Images) Matt Marriott

15. Ohio State Buckeyes

Championship Odds: 50/1  

PG: C.J Walker

SG: Luther Muhammad

SF: Andre Wesson

PF: Kyle Young

C: Kaleb Wesson

Key Reserves: Alonzo Gaffney, Duane Washington, DJ Carton, EJ Liddell, Justin Ahrens

Ohio State v Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, MD - FEBRUARY 23: Kaleb Wesson #34 of the Ohio State Buckeyes takes a foul shot during a college basketball game against the Maryland Terrapins at the XFinity Center on February 23, 2019 in College Park, Maryland. / Getty Images

16. Oregon Ducks

Championship Odds: 30/1  

PG: Payton Pritchard

SG: Chris Duarte

SF: CJ Walker

PF: Shakur Juiston

C: Francis Okoro

Key Reserves: Will Richardson, Addison Patterson, Chandler Lawson, Anthony Mathis, N'Faly Dante

Oregon v Virginia
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 28: Payton Pritchard #3 of the Oregon Ducks in action against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at the KFC YUM! Center on March 28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. / Getty Images

17. Purdue Boilermakers

Championship Odds: 60/1  

PG: Nojel Eastern

SG: Jahaad Proctor

SF: Aaron Wheeler

PF: Trevion Williams

C: Matt Haarms

Key Reserves: Brandon Newman, Eric Hunter, Sasha Stefanovic, Emmanuel Dowuona, Evan Boudreaux

Purdue v Virginia
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 30: Matt Haarms #32 of the Purdue Boilermakers reacts against the Virginia Cavaliers during overtime of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 30, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. / Getty Images

18. Baylor Bears

Championship Odds: 50/1  

PG: Jared Butler

SG: Devonte Bandoo 

SF: MaCIo Teague

PF: Mark Vital

C: Tristan Clark

Key Reserves: Davion Mitchell, Freddie Gillespie, Matthew Mayer, Jordan Turner

Baylor v Syracuse
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - MARCH 21: Jared Butler #12 of the Baylor Bears shoots against Paschal Chukwu #13 of the Syracuse Orange during the second half in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 21, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. / Getty Images

19. Washington Huskies

Championship Odds: 80/1  

PG: Quade Green

SG: Naz Carter

SF: Jaden McDaniels

PF: Hameir Wright

C: Isaiah Stewart

Key Reserves: Jamal Bey, Raequan Battle, Nate Roberts

Washington v North Carolina
COLUMBUS, OHIO - MARCH 24: Head coach Mike Hopkins of the Washington Huskies speaks with Nahziah Carter #11 after a play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game in the Second Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. / Getty Images

20. Seton Hall Pirates

Championship Odds: 60/1  

PG: Quincy McKnight

SG: Myles Powell

SF: Myles Cale

PF: Sandro Mamukelashvili

C: Ikey Obiagu

Key Reserves: Anthony Nelson, Jared Rhoden, Tyrese Samuel, Romaro Gill, Taurean Thompson

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - First Round
JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 21: Myles Powell #13 of the Seton Hall Pirates is introduced before the First Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament against the Wofford Terriors at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. / Getty Images

21. Cincinnati Bearcats

Championship Odds: 100/1

PG: Jaevin Cumberland

SG: Jarron Cumberland

SF: Keith Williams

PF: Tre Scott

C: Chris Vogt

Key Reserves: Chris McNeal, Zach Harvey, Mika Woods-Adams

Iowa v Cincinnati
COLUMBUS, OHIO - MARCH 22: Jarron Cumberland #34 of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts during the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. / Getty Images

22. Tennessee Volunteers

Championship Odds: 100/1

PG: Lamonte Turner

SG: Jordan Bowden

SF: Josiah Jordan-James

PF: Yves Pons

C: John Fulkerson

Key Reserves: Jalen Johnson, Zach Kent

Iowa v Tennessee
COLUMBUS, OHIO - MARCH 24: Lamonte Turner #1 of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts after being called for a foul against the Iowa Hawkeyes during their game in the Second Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. / Getty Images

23. Arizona Wildcats

Championship Odds: 30/1

PG: Nico Mannion

SG: Dylan Smith

SF: Josh Green

PF: Zeke Nnaji

C: Chase Jeter

Key Reserves: Max Hazzard, Ira Lee, Devonaire Doutrive

Pac-12 Basketball Tournament - First Round
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 13: Chase Jeter #4 of the Arizona Wildcats shooting free throws against the USC Trojans during a first-round game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 13, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leon Bennett / Getty Images

24. Florida State Seminoles

Championship Odds:80/1

PG: Trent Forrst

SG: MJ Walker

SF: Devin Vassell

PF: RaiQuan Gray

C: Malik Osborne

Key Reserves: Patrick Williams, Dominik Olejniczak,Anthony Polite, Balsa Koprivica, Nathanael Jack, Rayquan Evans

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: OCT 22 Barry at Florida State - exhibition
TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 22: Trent Forrest (3) guard Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles watches an opposing player during an exhibition game with Barry University Buccaneers, Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the Donald Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by David Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire

25. Providence Friars

Championship Odds: 300/1  

PG: Luwane Pipkkins

SG: David Duke

SF: AJ Reeves

PF: Alpha Diallo

C: Nate Watson

Key Reserves: Greg Gantt, Kris Monroe, Maliek White, Noah Horchler, Kalif Young

Providence v Villanova
PHILADELPHIA, PA- JANUARY 23: Alpha Diallo #11 of the Providence Friars takes a foul shot during a college basketball game against the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Arena on January 23, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Wildcats won 89-69. Mitchell Layton / Getty Images

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