Before the confetti even stopped falling on national champion Louisville, many college basketball fans were turning their attention to the 2013-14 season. Only one team got to cut down the nets in Atlanta, so fans of other programs had to turn their attention to the future.
With NBA departures, recruiting and an entire summer for players to gain critical experience, next year’s college basketball landscape will look much different.
So which teams will drastically improve?
Read on to find out while keeping one important caveat in mind: This list is teams that will improve on regular season performance. The NCAA tournament is a completely different animal where great teams can have an off night in a one-and-done format, or Cinderella squads can get hot for a couple of weeks.