Men's College Basketball Top 25: If All Players Had To Stay Four Years

Steve PopowskiCorrespondent IFebruary 17, 2009

Men's College Basketball Top 25: If All Players Had To Stay Four Years

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    MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 15: (L to R) Antonio Anderson, Andre Allen, Shawn Taggart and Derrick Rose of the Memphis Tigers pose for a photo after winning their 3rd consecutive CUSA tournament against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane during the finals of the Conferenc

1. Memphis Tigers

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    MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 15: Derrick Rose #23 of the Memphis Tigers brings the ball upcourt against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane during the finals of the Conference USA Basketball Tournament at FedExForum on March 15, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis beat Tul

2. UCLA Bruins

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    WESTWOOD, CA - MARCH 08:  Kevin Love #42 of the UCLA Bruins grabs a rebound against the California Golden Bears on March 8, 2008 at Pauley Pavillion in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

3. Texas Longhorns

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    OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 11:  Guard Kevin Durant #35 of the Texas Longhorns reacts during their game against the Kansas Jayhawks in the finals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship on March 11, 2007 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Okla

4. Ohio State Buckeyes

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    MADISON, WI - JANUARY 09:  Greg Oden #20 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to pass the ball out of the post against Jason Chappell #5 of the Wisconsin Badgers during their Big Ten Conference game on January 9, 2007 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

5. North Carolina Tar Heels

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    DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 11:  Tyler Hansbrough #50 of the North Carolina Tar Heels goes up for a second-half dunk against the Duke Blue Devils during the game on February 11, 2009 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin Cox/Gett

6.) Kansas Jayhawks

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    SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 05:  Mario Chalmers #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks goes up for a dunk while taking on the North Carolina Tar Heels during the National Semifinal game of the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Alamodome on April 5, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.  (P

7. Connecticut Huskies

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 13:  A.J. Price #12, Craig Austrie #24, Jeff Adrien #4, Stanley Robinson #21 and Hasheem Thabeet #34  of the Connecticut Huskies looks on against the West Virginia Mountaineers during day two of the 2008 Big East Men's Basketball Champion

8.) Oklahoma Sooners

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28:  Blake Griffin #23 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates the win  against the Purdue Boilermakers during the Championship game of the Pre-Season NIT tournament on November 28, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (Photo by

9. Duke Blue Devils

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    DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 28:  Josh McRoberts #2 of the Duke Blue Devils shoots the ball during their game against the Maryland Terrapins at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 28, 2007 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

10. Kansas State Wildcats

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    OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20:  Bill Walker #13 (R) and Michael Beasley #30 of the Kansas State Wildcats stand on court against the USC Trojans during the Midwest Region first round of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 20, 2008 at the Qwest Center

11. Pittsburgh Panthers

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    DENVER - MARCH 22:  Levance Fields #2 of the Pittsburgh Panthers lays up a shot past Drew Neitzel #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during the second round game of the South Regional as part of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Pepsi Center Ma

12. Washington Huskies

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    SEATTLE - MARCH 3: Spencer Hawes #10 of the Washington Huskies reacts on the court during the game against the UCLA Bruins at Edmundson Pavilion March 3, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Bruins 61-51. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Im

13. Michigan State Spartans

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    DETROIT - DECEMBER 03:  Delvon Roe #10 of the Michigan State Spartans listens to head coach Tom Izzo during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on December 3, 2008 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

14. USC Trojans

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02:  O.J. Mayo #32 of the USC Trojans puts up a shot over Russell Robinson #3 of the Kansas Jayhawks during the first half of the game at Galen Center on December 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen

15. Syracuse Orange

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    SYRACUSE, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Syracuse Forward Donte Green #5 pumps up the crowd during pre-game warmups during the game between the Georgetown University Hoyas and the Syracuse University Orange at the Carrier Dome February 16, 2008 in Syracuse, New York.

Rounding Out the Top 25

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    MILWAUKEE - JANUARY 31: Dominic James #1 of the Marquette Golden Eagles goes up for a shot against DaJuan Summers #3 and Nikita Mescheriakov #5 of the Georgetown Hoyas on January 31, 2009 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marquette defeated G
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