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16. Nebraska: The Cornhuskers lose only one contributor (Ray Gallegos) from a team that won 10 of its final 12 regular-season games in the Big Ten last year. Tim Miles has one of the best players in the Big Ten (Terran Petteway), and the Pinnacle Bank Arena has quickly become one of the best home-court advantages in the league.
17. K-State: The strength of the Wildcats will once again be on the perimeter with leading scorer Marcus Foster returning and Maine transfer Justin Edwards gaining his eligibility. Bruce Weber had a strong freshman class last year, and that core group should continue to improve over the next few years.
18. Oklahoma: The Sooners have a nice inside-outside combination with Ryan Spangler and Buddy Hield returning. Lon Kruger loses only one starter from the team that finished second in what was considered by many the best league in the country.
19. Michigan: Sure, the Wolverines lose a lot in Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, but last year we were wondering how John Beilein's team would do without Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., and the Wolverines were just as salty on the offensive end. It's hard not to expect a bit of a drop-off this time around, but Caris LeVert is one of the best returning wings in the country, Derrick Walton will be ready to take on more playmaking responsibilities, and Zak Irvin showed a lot of promise as a freshman.
20. UConn: With DeAndre Daniels declaring for the draft, that leaves Ryan Boatright as really the only proven scorer. The Huskies are still an intriguing team, however, as NC State transfer Rodney Purvis will be eligible to help Boatright in the backcourt, and Kevin Ollie returns plenty of size up front to build another dominant defense.