- Andy Katz, ESPN.com Senior Writer
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No one in the NBA, the NCAA, the NABC or any other acronym you can find in hoops can believe that the Florida sophomores are still in college instead of the NBA draft.
But Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer are back -- and, as such, Florida remains atop our second 2006-07 preseason Top 25, despite the fact that no team has repeated since Duke did it in 1991 and '92.
You won't see some notable names here, but that doesn't mean we're giving up on them. We just want to be more convinced that teams like Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida State, Southern Illinois, Michigan, Cal, Hofstra, UMass, Xavier, Nevada, Indiana, Syracuse and Kansas State need to be in the Top 25.
We could be way off on these omissions (and that's why we have two more iterations before November's first tip). Still, we're sure we'll hear from the fan bases of these squads over their absences -- even in June.
Here are three reasons why we have each team where they are in our latest Top 25.
(Records are from the 2005-06 season.)
To see teams 11-25, please click here.
Andy Katz is a senior writer for ESPN.com.
After two recruiting classes dominated by big men, perimeter players like Dennis Smith Jr. are back in the spotlight in the Class of 2016.
Kentucky coach John Calipari said he will no longer use a platoon playing-time system with the Wildcats.
The NCAA has named J.D. Collins its new national coordinator of men's basketball officiating, effective immediately.
Mississippi has agreed to a contract extension with men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy that will keep him at the school until 2019.
While VCU lost its basketball coach to the University of Texas, its trademarked "havoc" label is staying in Virginia.
An arrest warrant has been issued for former Minnesota basketball player Daquein McNeil after he failed to appear in court on assault charges.
Forward Willie Carmichael is transferring from Tennessee.
The Florida Gators have been collecting information on potential successors to Billy Donovan since at least February in preparation for the possibility the coach would depart.
Fifth-year graduate transfers who are eligible to play at a new school immediately continue to pop up around college basketball, and it needs to be stopped sooner rather than later.
TCU had its first winning season under Trent Johnson last season and, with an upgraded nonconference schedule, hopes to take the next step in 2015-16.
Players like Maryland's Melo Trimble made a name for themselves in their freshmen seasons, and they're ready to take another step forward. Keep an eye on these super sophomores.
The Wildcats were tough to figure last season, and with a roster overhaul ongoing, a tough season could be coming.
Players, like Sterling Gibbs, are looking for new places to play during a busy offseason for transfers.
For Shaka Smart to succeed in his first season at Texas, he'll need to get the most out of Isaiah Taylor and use the Longhorns' big men effectively.
Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello offer their Top 20 transfers and the complete transfer list.
Cuonzo Martin and the California Golden Bears just scored a recruiting coupe with a Friday night pledge from ESPN 100 Jaylen Brown.
Billy Donovan enjoyed unprecedented basketball success at a football school, a feat that no one thought could be accomplished before he arrived in Gainesville.
Now that we know exactly who's in and who's out of the NBA draft, it's time to take another spin through the Top 25 for next season. Surprise: Kentucky still tops the list.
The Sooners return all the pieces needed to compete for the Big 12 title and make a run in March.