College Basketball Way Too Early Top-25: Florida Gators at #7

At this point, most grad-transfers and recruits have decided where they are going to attend school, and the dust has begun to settle. Blue-bloods Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and North Carolina all make the top-10. Michigan State is the #1 overall team, mostly due to their roster having more experience than almost any other team. Florida rises all the way to #7 with the additions of grad-transfer C Kerry Blackshear Jr. and two 5-star recruits. Several mid-major schools are represented on this list, as Harvard, Davidson, and Utah State all make the top-25.

1.       Michigan State

Key Returnees: PG Cassius Winston, SG Josh Langford, SF Aaron Henry, SF Gabe Brown, PF Kyle Ahrens, PF Xavier Tillman

Key Additions: PG Mark "Rocket" Watts, PF Malik Hall

Key Losses: C Nick Ward, PF Kenny Goins, SG Matt McQuaid

Starting Lineup: Cassius Winston, Josh Langford, Aaron Henry, Kyle Ahrens, Xavier Tillman

Championship Odds: +700

2.       Kentucky

Key Returnees: PG Ashton Hagans, PG Immanuel Quickley, PF E.J. Montgomery, C Nick Richards

Key Additions: SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Kahlil Whitney, SF Keion Brooks, SF Johnny Juzang, C Nate Sestina

Key Losses: SG Tyler Herro, PF P.J. Washington, PF Reid Travis

Starting Lineup: Ashton Hagans, Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney, E.J. Montgomery, Nate Sestina/Nick Richards

Championship Odds: +750

3.       Kansas

Key Returnees: PG Devon Dotson, SF Ochai Agbaji, SG Marcus Garrett, PF Silvio de Sousa, C Udoka Azubuike, C David McCormack, PF Mitch Lightfoot

Key Additions: SF Jalen Wilson, SG Isaiah Moss, SF Tristan Enaruna

Key Losses: PF Dedric Lawson, G Quentin Grimes, SG LaGerald Vick

Starting Lineup: Devon Dotson, Marcus Garrett, Ochai Agbaji, Silvio de Sousa, Udoka Azubuike

Championship Odds: +900

4.       Duke

Key Returnees: PG Tre Jones, PF Javin DeLaurier, SG Alex O'Connell, PF Jack White, SF Joey Baker

Key Additions: SG Cassius Stanley, SF Wendell Moore, PF Matthew Hurt, C Vernon Carey

Key Losses: PF Zion Williamson, SF RJ Barrett, SF Cam Reddish, C Marques Bolden

Starting Lineup: Tre Jones, Cassius Stanley, Wendell Moore, Matthew Hurt, Vernon Carey

Championship Odds: +750

5.       Texas Tech

Key Returnees: PG Davide Moretti, SG Kyler Edwards, SF Deshawn Corprew* (Suspended Indefinitely)

Key Additions: SF Chris Clarke, PF TJ Holyfield, G Jahmius Ramsey, SG Kevin McCullar, SF Terrance Shannon

Key Losses: SG Matt Mooney, SG Jarrett Culver, PF Tariq Owens, C Norense Odiase, SG Brandon Francis-Ramirez

Starting Lineup: Davide Moretti, Kyler Edwards, Jahmius Ramsey, Chris Clarke, TJ Holyfield

Championship Odds: +3300

6.       Memphis

Key Returnees: PG Tyler Harris, PG Alex Lomax, Isaiah Maurice, SF Ryan Boyce

Key Additions: C James Wiseman, PF Precious Achiuwa, SF DJ Jeffries, SG Lester Quinones, PF Lance Thomas, PG Boogie Ellis

Key Losses: PG Jeremiah Martin, SG Kareem Brewton, PF Kyvon Davenport

Starting Lineup: Boogie Ellis, Lester Quinones, DJ Jeffries, Precious Achiuwa, James Wiseman

Championship Odds: +1200

7.       Florida

Key Returnees: PG Andrew Nembhard, SG Noah Locke, SF Keyontae Johnson, C Gorjok Gak

Key Additions: C Kerry Blackshear Jr., SF Scottie Lewis, PG Tre Mann, PF Omar Payne

Key Losses: SG KeVaughn Allen, C Kevarrius Hayes, SG Jalen Hudson, PF Keith Stone

Starting Lineup: Andrew Nembhard, Noah Locke, Scottie Lewis, Keyontae Johnson, Kerry Blackshear Jr.

Championship Odds: +2200

8.       Louisville

Key Returnees: F Jordan Nwora, C Steven Enoch, SG Dwayne Sutton, C Malik Williams, PG Darius Perry, SG Ryan McMahon

Key Additions: SG Samuell Williamson, PF Aidan Igiehon, PG LaMarr Kimble, G David Johnson

Key Losses: PG Christen Cunningham, PG Khwan Fore

Championship Odds: +1600

9.       North Carolina

Key Returnees: PF Garrison Brooks, SG Brandon Robinson, C Sterling Manley, G Rechon "Leaky" Black

Key Additions: PG Cole Anthony, PG Anthony Harris, C Armando Bacot, SG Justin Pierce, SG Christian Keeling

Key Losses: PG Coby White, SG Cameron Johnson, PF Luke Maye, SF Nassir Little, SG Kenny Williams

Starting Lineup: Cole Anthony, Christian Keeling, Justin Pierce, Armando Bacot

Championship Odds: +1600

10.   Villanova

Key Returnees: PG Collin Gillespie, SF Jermaine Samuels, C Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, SF Cole Swider, SF Saddiq Bey

Key Additions: SG Bryan Antoine, PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, PF Eric Dixon, SG Justin Moore

Key Losses: PF Eric Paschall, SG Phil Booth, SG Joe Cremo

Startling Lineup: Collin Gillespie, Bryan Antoine, Saddiq Bey, Jermaine Samuels, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Championship Odds: +1700

11.   Virginia

Key Returnees: PF Mamadi Diakite, PF Braxton Key, PG Kihei Clark, PF Jay Huff, C Francisco Caffaro

Key Additions: SG Casey Morsell, PF Kadin Shedrick, SG Tomas Woldetensae

Key Losses: PG Ty Jerome, SG Kyle Guy, SF De'Andre Hunter, C Jack Salt

Starting Lineup: Kihei Clark, Casey Morsell, Braxton Key, Mamadi Diakite, Jay Huff

Championship Odds: +800

12.   Gonzaga

Key Returnees: PF Killian Tillie, SF Corey Kispert, PF Filip Petrusev, SG Joel Ayayi

Key Additions: SG Admon Gilder, PG Ryan Woolridge, SF Anton Watson, PF Drew Timme, C Oumar Ballo, C Pavel Zakharov, SF Martynas Arlauskas

Key Losses: PG Josh Perkins, PF Rui Hachimura, PF Brandon Clarke, SG Zach Norvell

Projected Starters: Ryan Woolridge, Admon Gilder, Corey Kispert, Killian Tillie, Filip Petrusev

Championship Odds: +2000

13.   Maryland

Key Returnees: PG Anthony Cowan, PF Jalen "Sticks" Smith, SG Darryl Morsell, SG Eric Ayala, SF Aaron Wiggins, PF Ricky Lindo

Key Additions: SF Donta Scott, PF Makhi Mitchell, PF Makhel Mitchell C Chol Marial

Key Losses: C Bruno Fernando

Projected Starters: Anthony Cowan, Eric Ayala, Darryl Morsell, Aaron Wiggins, Jalen Smith

Championship Odds: +3500

14.   Arizona

Key Returnees: PG Brandon Williams, SG Dylan Smith, C Chase Jeter, PF Ira Lee

Key Additions: PG Max Hazzard, PG Nico Mannion, SG: Josh Green, PF Zeke Nnaji

Key Losses: PF Ryan Luther, SG Brandon Randolph, PG Justin Coleman

Projected Starters: Nico Mannion, Brandon Williams, Josh Green, Ira Lee, Chase Jeter

Championship Odds: +3300

15.   LSU

Key Returnees: G Javonte Smart, PG Skylar Mays, PF Emmitt Williams, PF Darius Days, SF Marlon Taylor

Key Additions: SF Trendon Watford, PG James Bishop

Key Losses: C Naz Reid, PF Kavell Bigby-Williams, PG Tremont Waters

Projected Starters: Skylar Mays, Javonte Smart, Marlon Taylor, Trendon Watford/ Darius Days, Emmitt Williams

Championship Odds: +8000

16.   Baylor

Key Returnees: PG Jared Butler, PF Tristan Clark, SF Mark Vital, SF Mario Kegler, SG Devonte Bandoo, PF Freddie Gillespie, SF Matthew Mayer

Key Additions: SG MaCio Teague, SG Jordan Turner, PG Davion Mitchell

Key Losses: PG Makai Mason, SG King McClure

Projected Starters: Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, Mark Vital, Mario Kegler, Tristan Clark

Championship Odds: +6600

17.   Providence

Key Returnees: SF Alpha Diallo, SG AJ Reeves, SG David Duke, C Nate Watson, PF Kalif Young, PG Maliek White, SF Kris Monroe, SF Jimmy Nichols

Key Additions: SF Greg Gantt, PF Noah Horchler, PG LuWane Pipkins

Key Losses: SG Isaiah Jackson

Projected Starters: LuWane Pipkins, David Duke, AJ Reeves, Alpha Diallo, Nate Watson

Championship Odds: N/A

18.   Washington

Key Returnees: SF Naz Carter, SF Jamal Bey, C Sam Timmins, PF Nate Roberts, C Bryan Penn-Johnson, SF Hameir Wright

Key Additions: C Isaiah Stewart, PF Jaden McDaniels, SG RaeQuan Battle, PG Quade Green

Key Losses: SG Matisse Thybulle, SG Jaylen Nowell, C Noah Dickerson, PG David Crisp

Projected Starters: Quade Green, Naz Carter, Jamal Bey, Jaden McDaniels, Isaiah Stewart

Championship Odds: +7000

19.   Ohio State

Key Returnees: C Kaleb Wesson, SF Andre Wesson, SG Luther Muhammad, PG Duane Washington Jr., PF Kyle Young, SF Justin Ahrens, SG Musa Jallow

Key Additions: PG DJ Carton, SF Alonzo Gaffney, PG C.J. Walker, PF E.J. Liddell

Key Losses: SG C.J. Jackson, SG Keyshawn Woods

Projected Starters: DJ Carton/C.J. Walker, Luther Muhammad, Andre Wesson, Alonzo Gaffney, Kaleb Wesson

Championship Odds: +5000

20.   Seton Hall

Key Returnees: PG Myles Powell, SG Quincy McKnight, PF Sandro Mamukelshvili, PG Anthony Nelson, SG Jared Rhoden, PF Taurean Thompson

Key Additions: C Ikey Obiagu, PF Tyrese Samuel

Key Losses: PF Michael Nzei

Projected Starters: Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight, Myles Cale, Sandro Mamukelshvili, Ikey Obiagu

Championship Odds: +6000

21.   Utah State

Key Returnees: SG Sam Merrill, C Neemias Queta, SG Diogo Brito, PG Abel Porter, SG Brock Miller, F Justin Bean

Key Additions: SG Sean Bairstow, PF Liam McChesney, PF Alphonso Anderson

Key Losses: PF Quinn Taylor, G John Knight

Projected Starters: Abel Porter, Sam Merrill, Diogo Brito, Brock Miller, Neemias Queta

Championship Odds: N/A

22.   Harvard

Key Returnees: PG Bryce Aiken, SF Seth Towns, SG Noah Kirkwood, PF Chris Lewis, PF Robert Baker, SG Justin Bassey, G Christian Juzang, PF Danilo Djuricic

Key Additions: SF Chris Ledlum, SG Luka Sakota

Key Losses: None

Projected Starters: Bryce Aiken, Justin Bassey, Noah Kirkwood, Seth Towns, Chris Lewis

Championship Odds: N/A

23.   Purdue

Key Returnees: G Nojel Eastern, C Matt Haarms, PF Trevion Williams, SF Aaron Wheeler, SG Eric Hunter, PF Evan Boudreaux, C Emmanuel Dowuona

Key Additions: SG Jahaad Proctor, PG Isaiah Thompson, SG Brandon Newman, SF Mason Gillis

Key Losses: PG Carsen Edwards, SG Ryan Cline, SF Grady Eifert

Projected Starters: Nojel Eastern, Jahaad Proctor, Aaron Wheeler, Trevion Williams, Matt Haarms

Championship Odds: +6000

24.   Davidson

Key Returnees: PG Jon Axel Gudmundsson, PG Kellan Grady, SG KiShawn Pritchett, SG Luke Frampton, C Luka Brajkovic, SG David Czerapowicz, G Carter Collins

Key Additions: SF Hyunjung Lee, PF David Kristensen

Key Losses: PF Nathan Ekwu

Projected Starters: Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Kellan Grady, Luke Frampton, KiShawn Pritchett, Luka Brajkovic

Championship Odds: N/A

25.   Florida State

Key Returnees: SG Devin Vassell, SG M.J. Walker, F Raiquan Gray, SG Trent Forrest

Key Additions: SF Patrick Williams, C Balsa Koprivica, C Naheem McLeod, C Dominik Olejniczak, SG RayQuan Evans, SG Nathanael Jack, PF Malik Osborne

Key Losses: SG Terance Mann, C Christ Koumadje, PF Mfoindu Kabengele, SG Patrick Savoy Jr., PF Phil Cofer

Projected Starters: Trent Forrest, M.J. Walker, Patrick Williams, Raiquan Gray, Dominik Olejniczak

Championship Odds: +5000

Next 10:

1.       Tennessee

2.       Ole Miss

3.       Cincinnati

4.       VCU

5.       Creighton

6.       St. Mary's

7.       Alabama

8.       Xavier

9.       Michigan

10.   Mississippi State