Very Early College Basketball Power Rankings for 2014

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Very Early College Basketball Power Rankings for 2014
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Louisville will lose several key pieces from its championship team. Will they repeat next year?

Louisville players haven't returned to class yet following their 2013 NCAA Championship victory, and they have already been unseated as the best team in their home state.

Putting together a list such as this one is hostile territory, because many players on the top teams have yet to declare their loyalties for next season. Some will return to school and some will declare for the NBA Draft. This makes early predictions difficult, but intriguing.

The other variable in this list is Andrew Wiggins. Widely-regarded as the most polished prep player since LeBron James, the 6'7'' wing player is a physical specimen who averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds per game for Huntington St. Joseph's Prep last season. Wherever he decides to play will tilt these rankings.

Louisville and Michigan are two teams out of many which will lose key contributors. Kansas loses its entire starting lineup. They're suffering from roster turnover, something that bites all the major programs in Division I. 

Considering the fall of the giants and the young talent on the up-and-coming teams improving, here are the top five teams entering the 2013-14 season.

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