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North Carolina, Memphis and Missouri are all ranked in the Top 17 in both national polls, but I have them outside my top 25 and here's why:
Like Kentucky, the Tar Heels lost nearly everyone from last season, returning just 29 percent of their scoring, 36 percent of their rebounding and 19 percent of their assists. Unlike the Wildcats, however, UNC did not add an impact transfer and while their recruiting class is deep, it is not on the talent level of Kentucky, Arizona, Michigan State or UCLA.
Memphis, meanwhile, brings back a good amount of starters, but Will Barton (18 PPG, 8 RPG) is gone and the Tigers didn't even win a game in the NCAA tournament last year.
Finally, Missouri returns less than 30 percent of its scoring and rebounding from last year's team that was upset by No. 15 seed Norfolk State in its first NCAA tournament game. The Tigers do bring in four transfers that could make a difference, but not a single impact freshman.