If the 2011-12 college hoops season taught us anything, it’s that preseason rankings are frequently way off base (see No. 10 Pitt and No. 17 UCLA). With that in mind, it’s worth considering who the best teams are who look likely to miss out on the Top 25 limelight prior to the start of the season.
One prime example is a Miami team that features over 500 lbs of low-post power between Kenny Kadji and Reggie Johnson. The Hurricanes couldn’t turn their talent into much success in last year’s 20-13 effort, but with four starters back they’ll be a very tough opponent in ACC play.
Read on for more on Miami and the rest of the 25 best teams who couldn’t crack ESPN’s preseason Top 25.