College Basketball Predictions: Picking a Preseason Top 25 for 2012-13

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College Basketball Predictions: Picking a Preseason Top 25 for 2012-13
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The 2011-12 season is wrapping up and prognosticators everywhere are putting together a preseason top 25 for the 2012-13 season.

Definitely gone are North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall; Syracuse's Fab Melo and Dion Waiters; and Duke's Austin Rivers .

Likely gone are Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague; Connecticut's Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb; Ohio State's Jared Sullinger; Baylor's Perry Jones III and Quincy Miller; and Kansas' Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey.

For those who are on the fence about entering the NBA Draft (Indiana's Cody Zeller and Connecticut's Shabazz Napier), this would be the year to stay to improve one's draft position, since this potentially has the chance to be one of the strongest drafts in history.

Keeping in mind that some of those on the fence will decide enter after this article is written, here is a look at my 2012-13 preseason top 25.

Hopefully, guys that I'm counting on to return, will, and won't make me look like a fool, although there's no guarantee of that not happening anyways.

Keep in mind, this is only a preseason ranking and a national title is not hinged upon these, unlike football.

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