If All Players Had to Stay Four Years in NCAA Basketball--Who Would Be No. 1?

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If All Players Had to Stay Four Years in NCAA Basketball--Who Would Be No. 1?

I recently wrote an article titled, "Men's College Basketball Top 25: If All Players Had To Stay Four Years", and after much bickering over who the number one team is, I wanted to poll everybody and see who wins.

Unfortunately, you cannot put a poll in a slide show so, in conjunction with that article, here is a recap of the top 28 teams (I added three more based on the opinions of my readers). Lineups are projective.

To see original slideshow, copy and paste "http://bleacherreport.com/articles/125457-ncaa-mens-basketball-top-25-if-all-players-had-to-stay-four-years" into your browser.

 

1. Memphis Tigers

Starters
Guard: Derrick Rose Sophomore

Guard: Chris Douglas-Roberts Senior

Guard: Antonio Anderson Senior

Forward: Robert Dozier Senior 

Forward: Shawne Williams Senior

Bench
Guard: Tyreke Evans Freshman

 

2. UCLA Bruins

Starters
Guard: Russell Westbrook Junior

Guard: Darren Collison Senior 

Forward: Kevin Love Sophomore

Forward: L.R Mbah a Moute Junior

Forward: Josh Shipp Senior

Bench
Guard: Jrue Holiday Freshman

 

3. Texas Longhorns

Starters
Guard: Kevin Durant Junior 

Guard: DJ Augustin Junior 

Guard: AJ Abrams Senior 

Forward: Damion James Junior

Forward: Gary Johnson Sophomore

Bench
Center: Dexter Pittman Junior 

 

4. Ohio State Buckeyes

Starters
Center: Greg Oden Junior

Center: Kosta Koufos Sophomore

Guard: Mike Conley Junior

Guard: Daequan Cook Junior

Forward: Evan Turner Sophomore

Bench
Guard William Buford Freshman 

 

5. North Carolina Tar Heels

Starters
Forward: Brendan Wright Junior

Forward: Tyler Hansbrough Senior

Guard: Ty Lawson Junior

Guard: Wayne Ellington Junior

Guard: Danny Green Junior

Bench
Forward: Deon Thompson

 

6. Kansas Jayhawks

Starters
Guard: Mario Chalmers Senior 

Guard: Brandon Rush Senior 

Forward: Julian Wright Senior 

Forward: Darrell Arthur Junior 

Center: Cole Aldrich Sophmore

Bench
Guard: Sherron Collins Junior

 

7. Connecticut Huskies

Starters
Forward: Jeff Adrien Senior

Center: Hasheem Thabeet Junior

Guard: Jerome Dyson Junior

Guard: AJ Price Senior

Guard: Kemba Walker Freshman

Bench
Guard: Craig Austrie Senior

 

8. Oklahoma Sooners

Starters
Forward: Blake Griffin Sophomore

Guard: Willie Warren Freshman

Guard: Tony Crocker Junior

Forward: Taylor Griffin Senior

Guard: Austin Johnson Senior

Bench
Forward: Juan Pattillo Junior

 

9. Duke Blue Devils

Starters
Forward: Josh McRoberts Senior

Forward: Kyle Singler Sophomore

Guard: Gerald Henderson Junior

Guard: Jon Scheyer Junior

Guard: Greg Paulus Senior

Bench
Guard: Nolan Smith Sophomore

 

10. Kansas State Wildcats

Starters
Guard: Bill Walker Sophomore

Forward: Michael Beasley Sophomore

Guard: Denis Clemente Junior

Guard: Jacob Pullen Sophomore

Forward: Darren Kent Senior

Bench
Guard: Fred Brown Sophomore

 

11. Pittsburgh Panthers

Starters
Forward: Sam Young Senior

Forward: DeJuan Blair Sophomore

Guard: Levance Fields Senior

Guard: Jermaine Dixon Junior

Forward: Tyrell Biggs Senior

Bench
Guard: Brad Wanamaker Sophomore

 

12. Washington Huskies

Starters
Center: Spencer Hawes Junior

Guard: Isaiah Thomas Freshman

Guard: Justin Dentmon Senior

Forward: Jon Brockman Senior

Forward: Quincy Pondexter Junior

Bench
Forward: Matthew Bryan-Amaning Soph

 

13. Michigan State Spartans

Starters
Guard: Kalin Lucas Sophomore

Forward: Raymar Morgan Junior

Forward: Durrell Summers Sophomore

Forward: Goran Suton Senior

Guard: Chris Allen Sophomore

Bench
Forward: Travis Walton Senior

 

14. USC Trojans

Guard: OJ Mayo Sophomore

Guard: Dwight Lewis Junior

Forward: Taj Gibson Junior

Forward: DeMar DeRozan Freshman

Guard: Daniel Hackett Junior

Bench
Forward: Leonard Washington Freshman

 

15. Syracuse Orange

Starters
Forward: Donte Green Sophomore

Guard: Jonny Flynn Sophomore

Guard: Eric Devendorf Junior

Forward: Paul Harris Junior

Forward: Arinze Onuaku Junior

Bench
Guard: Andy Rautins Junior

 

16. Marquette Golden Eagles

Starters

Guard: Jerel McNeal Senior

Guard: Dominic James Senior

Guard: Wesley Matthews Senior

Forward: Lazar Hayward Junior

Forward: Dwight Burke Senior

Bench

Forward: Jimmy Butler Freshman

 

17. Louisville Cardinals

Starters

Guard: Edgar Sosa Junior

Guard: Jerry Smith Guard

Guard:Terrence Williams Senior

Forward: Earl Clark Junior

Forward: Samardo Samuels Freshman

Bench

Guard: Preston Knowles Sophomore

 

18. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Starters

Guard: Jeff Teague Sophomore

Guard: LD Williams Freshman

Forward: James Johnson Sophomore

Forward: Al-Farouq Aminu Freshman

Center: Chas McFarland Junior

Bench

Guard: Harvey Hale Senior

 

19. Clemson Tigers

Starters

Guard: Terrence Oglesby Sophomore

Guard: Demontez Stitt Sophomore

Forward: KC Rivers Senior

Forward: Trevor Booker Junior

Forward: Raymond Sykes Senior

Bench

Forward: David Potter Junior

 

20. Arizona State Sun Devils

Starters

Guard: James Harden Sophomore

Guard: Derek Glasser Junior

Guard: Ty Abbott Sophomore

Forward: Jeff Pendergraph Senior

Forward: Rihards Kuksiks Sophomore

Bench

Guard: Jamelle McMillan Sophomore

 

21. Villanova Wildcats

Starters

Guard: Scottie Reynolds Junior

Guard: Corey Fisher Sophomore

Guard: Corey Stokes Sophomore

Forward: Dante Cunningham Senior

Forward: Dwayne Anderson Senior

Bench

Guard: Reggie Redding Junior

 

22. Missouri Tigers

Guard: Matt Lawrence Senior

Guard: JT Tiller Junior

Guard: Marcus Denmon Freshman

Forward: DeMarre Carroll Senior

Forward: Leo Lyons Senior

Bench

Guard: Kim English Freshman

 

23. Gonzaga Bulldogs

Starters

Guard: Matt Bouldin Junior

Guard: Jeremy Pargo Senior

Guard: Steven Gray Sophomore

Forward: Josh Heytvelt Senior

Forward: Austin Daye Sophomore

Bench

Guard: Micah Downs Senior

 

24. Illinois Fighting Illini

Starters

Guard: Demetri McCamey Sophomore

Center: Mike Tisdale Center

Forward: Mike Davis Sophomore

Guard: Trent Meacham Senior

Forward: Dominique Keller Junior

Bench

Guard: Chester Frazier Senior

 

25. Xavier Musketeers

Forward: Derrick Brown Junior

Guard: BJ Raymond Senior

Guard: CJ Anderson Senior

Center: Jason Love Junior

Guard: Dante Jackson Sophomore

Bench

Guard: Terrell Holloway Freshman

 

26. Arizona Wildcats

Guard: Marcus Williams Senior

Guard: Jeryyd Bayless Sophomore

Forward: Jordan Hill Junior

Forward: Chase Budinger Junior

Guard: Nic Wise Junior

Bench

Forward: Jamelle Horne Sophomore

 

27. Stanford Cardinal

Guard: Anthony Goods Senior

Guard: Landry Fields Junior

Forward: Lawrence Hill Senior

Forward: Brook Lopez Junior

Forward: Robin Lopez Junior

Bench

Forward: Josh Owens Sophomore

 

28. LSU Tigers

Guard: Marcus Thornton Senior

Forward: Tasmin Mitchell Junior

Forward: Tyrus Thomas Senior

Center: Chris Johnson Senior

Guard: Bo Spencer Sophomore

Bench

Guard: Garrett Temple Senior

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