College Basketball Power Rankings: Post-NBA Draft Lottery Preseason Top 25

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College Basketball Power Rankings: Post-NBA Draft Lottery Preseason Top 25
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Now that the field of entrants is set for the 2011 NBA Draft, we can finally get back to speculating in earnest how the 2011-12 college basketball season will play out.

Some teams, like Kansas and Connecticut, dropped significantly in the rankings after watching star players—Josh Selby and the Morris twins from the Jayhawks, Kemba Walker from the Huskies—take their games to the NBA.

Others, like North Carolina and Ohio State, had plenty of reason to rejoice when their top players (i.e. Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger) announced they would be returning for another year—and the rankings certainly reflect their jubilation.

And still others endured a mix of returns and departures, as was the case with Kentucky, which saw Brandon Knight and DeAndre Liggins up and leave for the league while Terrence Jones came back to lead John Calipari's newest recruiting bounty onto the hardwood.

So how does the college basketball world look now that the rosters are pretty much set for the upcoming season?

Read on to find out!

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