With the national championship tomorrow, it’s never too early to start looking at the teams who might be competing to be on this stage a year from now. I have made assumptions about NBA draft decisions, but there is still some uncertainty on the transfer market and for a couple top recruits that could affect the rankings. These are the projected top 50 teams for next season as of today.
1. Michigan State
Projected Lineup: Cassius Winston (Sr. G), Joshua Langford (Sr. G), Aaron Henry (So. F), Xavier Tillman (Jr. F), Nick Ward (Sr. F/C). Gabe Brown (So. F), Marcus Bingham (So. F), Kyle Ahrens (Sr. G), Rocket Watts (Fr. G)
The Spartans will lose steady sharpshooter Matt McQuaid from their Final Four team but should return all of their other significant pieces. That includes Josh Langford (15.0 ppg) who missed the latter part of the season with an injury. Cassius Winston (18.8 ppg, 7.5) will be a National Player of the Year candidate once again after proving to be one of the best floor generals in college basketball. This group will be as tough as any team in the country next, with a lineup full of experience.
Projected Lineup: Immanuel Quickley (So. G), Tyrese Maxey (Fr. G), Kahlil Whitney (Fr. F), E.J. Montgomery (So. F), Nick Richards (Jr. C). Nate Sestina (Sr. F), Keion Brooks (Fr. F), Jemarl Baker Jr. (So. G)
P.J. Washington, Tyler Herro, and Keldon Johnson are virtual locks to depart and be first-round picks. Ashton Hagans is also good enough to really open some eyes in workouts. That would create the common overturn at Kentucky, bringing in a pair of explosive freshman scorers in Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney. E.J. Montgomery (3.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg) is going to have a breakout season for the Wildcats, similar to the growth of Washington this year. Backcourt depth will be a problem, but the frontcourt has the potential to be great. Bucknell grad transfer Nate Sestina (15.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg) was a big coup as a skilled forward that can stretch the floor. If Coach Cal can land either Jaden McDaniels or Matthew Hurt, top-20 forwards in the class, Kentucky will have yet another dance near the top of the polls.
Projected Lineup: Joel Ayayi (So. G), Zach Norvell Jr. (Jr. G), Corey Kispert (Jr. F), Killian Tillie (Sr. F), Filip Petrusev (So. F/C). Brock Ravet (Fr. PG), Oumar Bello (Fr. C), Anton Watson (Fr. F), Drew Timme (Fr. C)
This was Mark Few’s most talented team. Rui Hachimura was an All-American, Brandon Clarke was a revelation, and Josh Perkins orchestrated everything. All three will likely be gone. The question is whether Killian Tillie (6.2 ppg) and/or Zach Norvell Jr. (14.9 ppg) will also be gone. With Tillie’s injuries holding him back this and Norvell having the chance to be the face of the offense, I expect both to return. That duo, plus Corey Kispert, should provide some reliable faces for the Zags. 6-foot-5 French sophomore-to-be Joel Ayayi should assume the point guard role where his defensive excellence will make him a fan favorite. Filip Petrusev showed his ability in limited minutes as a freshman. Look for 16-year old Mali center Oumar Bello to compete for minutes early on. Younger than usual, next year’s team will need to dip deeper into their bench until there is some separation.
Projected Lineup: Zavier Simpson (Sr. G), Jordan Poole (Jr. G), Ignas Brazdeikis (So. F), Isaiah Livers (Jr. F), Jon Teske (Sr. C). Eli Brooks (Jr. G), Brandon Johns (So. F), Jalen Wilson (Fr. F), Jaron Faulds (So. F)
Michigan was really a year ahead of schedule with their performance this year. Who knew Iggy Brazdeikis (14.8 ppg, 39.2% 3PT) was going to be a borderline All-American? Scoring was still an issue, but their defense was stifling. Losing Charles Matthews seems likely, though he has one year of eligibility left. Even so, Jordan Poole (12.8 ppg) had stretches where he looked like a pro, Zavier Simpson (6.6 apg) is one of the best passers and defenders at his position, and 7-foot-1 Jon Teske (9.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg) was one of the most improved players in the Big Ten. It won’t always look pretty, but the Wolverines will win 25-30 games once again.
Projected Lineup: Kihei Clark (So. G), Kyle Guy (Sr. G), Braxton Key (Sr. F), Mamadi Diakite (Sr. F), Jay Huff (Jr. F/C). Casey Morsell (Fr. G), Marco Anthony (Jr. G), Francisco Caffaro (Fr. C), Koby Stattman (So. G/F)
That defensive-minded, deliberate style of play found its perfect combination of players this season. With De’Andre Hunter being a top-10 NBA Draft prospect, he won’t be back. Ty Jerome’s combination of size, shooting, and passing is league-ready, though his return wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Final Four hero Kyle Guy (15.2 ppg, 42.5% 3PT) is actually the most accomplished Virginia player and I have him rated as a second-round pick. But I think he comes back to improve his one-on-one creativity and strength. Mamadi Diakite (7.4 ppg, 1.6 bpg) has had a breakout tournament, a nice trampoline into his senior season. Springy 7-foot-1 center Jay Huff will open a lot of eyes next season, and scrappy point guard Kihei Clark will be back as well. The quicker the underclassmen ingratiate into the culture and thrive in the roles, the scarier this team will become.
6. Florida State
Projected Lineup: Trent Forrest (Sr. G), MJ Walker (Jr. G), Devin Vassell (So. G), Mfiondu Kabengele (Jr. F), Balsa Koprivica (Fr. C). Anthony Polite (So. G), Raquan Gray (So. F), Malik Osbourne (So. F), Patrick Williams (Fr. F), Naheem McCleod (Fr. C)
The Seminoles are settling into the wear-down, beat you in waves style. Next season will be no different. Obviously, the return of Mfiondu Kabengele (13.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg) will be key. The best sixth man in America had a tournament that had a lot of NBA personnel talking. Trent Forrest (9.3 ppg, 3.7 apg) and MJ Walker (7.5 ppg) make up an experienced backcourt that has been through some tight games in March. Incoming freshman center Balsa Koprivica is a different look than the recent 7-footers at Florida State. He is agile, skilled, and can step out and stretch the floor. Next year’s Seminole team will have more raw talent than the Sweet Sixteen season of this year.
Projected Lineup: Jared Harper (Sr. G), Samir Doughty (Sr. G), Isaac Okoro (Fr. F), Chuma Okeke (Jr. F), Austin Wiley (Sr. C). Anfernee McLemore (Sr. F), J’Von McCormick (Sr. G), Danjel Purifoy (Sr. F), Allen Flanigan (Fr. F)
A heartbreaking Final Four loss should bring the Tigers back hungrier than ever. Jared Harper (15.3 ppg, 5.8 apg) was every bit of the leader that Bruce Pearl needed. His running mate Bryce Brown graduates, but freshman Isaac Okoro is a long, athletic wing that will step in and make up for some of that lost scoring. Whether or not Chuma Okeke (12.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg) comes back and is healthy by next season if he stays is yet to be seen. With him on the team, this is still a top-3 team in the SEC. Without him, they will have to play a lot like they did in the Final Four game, scrapping and fighting every possession.
Projected Lineup: Markus Howard (Sr. G), Koby McEwen (Jr. G), Sam Hauser (Sr. G/F), Joey Hauser (So. F), Theo John (Jr. F). Sacar Anim (Sr. F), Greg Elliot (So. G), Brendan Bailey (So. F), Ed Morrow (Sr. F), Jamal Cain (Jr. F)
After an earlier-than-expected departure in the tournament, Marquette should have the whole gang back together to be a legitimate contender to reach the last weekend. Markus Howard was one of the premier scorers this season, averaging 25 points a game and pulling up from anywhere. As he grows as a playmaker, teams will pay for focusing their attention on him. Thankfully, he has the Hauser brothers back to do their part. Sam (14.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.4 apg) and Joey (9.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.4 apg) both shot over 40 percent from three and can do a little bit of everything on the court. I expect Joey to get stronger and leaner over the offseason to make the most of his talent. Utah State transfer Koby McEwen is eligible after sitting out a season to provide added offensive punch after scoring 15.6 points a year ago.
Projected Lineup: Collin Gillespie (Jr. G), Bryan Antoine (Fr. G), Jermaine Samuels (Jr. F), Saddiq Bey (So. F), Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Jr. F). Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Fr. F), Cole Swider (So. F), Justin Moore (Fr. G)
The 2018 National Champions were not nearly as formidable this year with a young team hit by early departures. They will be old again for the 2019-2020 season, led by rising junior point guard Collin Gillespie (10.9 ppg, 2.8 apg) who is coming off of his first year as a starter. As the year went on, both Saddiq Bey and Jermaine Samuels gave glimpses of how good they could be with their touches. Joining the rotation will be five-star freshmen Bryan Antoine, a prototypical scoring two-guard, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, a hyper-energized four-man. One-and-dones don’t go to Villanova often, so this combination of talent and youth with Jay Wright at the helm should be worth watching.
Projected Lineup: Jarron Cumberland (Sr. G), Keith Williams (Jr. G), Trevor Moore (Jr. G), Tre Scott (Sr. F), Nysier Brooks (Sr. C). Rashawn Fredericks (Sr. G), Mamoudou Diarra (So. F), Logan Johnson (So. G), Eliel Nsoseme (Jr. F)
Hard-nosed and aggressive for 90 feet, Cincinnati is coming off a quiet 28-win season. Jarron Cumberland (18.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.6 apg) will be the most important player in the American once again. It will be much more of the same for a team returning four of five starters.
Projected Lineup: Jordan Goldwire (Jr. G), Alex O’Connell (Jr. G), Wendell Moore (Fr. F), Vernon Carey (Fr. F), Marques Bolden (Sr. C). Javin DeLaurier (Sr. F), Joey Baker (So. F), Boogie Ellis (Fr. G), Jack White (Sr. F)
It’s tough to lose four starters, especially when two of them were first-team All-Americans. Duke is bringing back little production, making the arrivals of Wendell Moore (top-20 recruit) and Vernon Carey (top-5 recruit) that much more important. Coach K will probably have to play through his freshman once again, with Carey eating up a lot of touches on the block. Alex O’Connell (4.4 ppg) is going to have a breakout season on a team without much in terms of guard play. I am expecting five-star forward Matthew Hurt to commit, where his shooting and ability to push in transition could fit very well. This won’t be a juggernaut Duke team, but they will still have some players of note.
Projected Lineup: Payton Pritchard (Sr. G), Will Richardson (So. G), Victor Bailey (Jr. G), C.J. Walker (Fr. F), Kenny Wooten (Jr. F). Francic Okoro (So. F), Miles Norris (So. F), Chandler Lawson (PF. F)
This year’s double-digit seed to make the Sweet Sixteen may lose Louis King to the NBA Draft after his performance. No worries, Payton Pritchard (12.9 ppg, 4.6 apg) is still in college and has one year left to jolt energy into the Ducks. Shot-blocking extraordinaire Kenny Wooten could form a dangerous inside tandem with incoming freshman C.J. Walker. The Pac-12 will be largely wide open, so Oregon has a chance to repeat as conference tournament champions.
Projected Lineup: Darius Perry (Jr. G), Dwayne Sutton (Sr. F), Jordan Nwora (Jr. F), Malik Williams (Jr. F), Steven Enoch (Sr. C). V.J. King (Sr. F), Ryan McMahon (Sr. G), Samuel Williamson (Fr. F), Aidan Igiehon (Fr. F)
With Jordan Nwora (17.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg) declaring for the draft, Louisville fans have to worry for a while. Ultimately, I expect him to return to a team that will be a year older and a year into the coaching of Chris Mack. He has a solid recruiting class and a bunch of guys with significant minutes from last year’s inconsistent team.
14. Texas Tech
Projected Lineup: Davide Moretti (Jr. G), Kyler Edwards (So. G), Jahmius Ramsey (Fr. G), Khavon Moore (Fr. F), Malik Ondigo (Jr. F). Deshawn Corprew (Jr. F), Russel Tchewa (Fr. C), Terrance Shannon (Fr. G/F)
Chris Beard has taken a team with transfers and overlooked recruits to the national championship. With a number of key pieces graduating, and Jarrett Culver almost guaranteed to turn pro, it will be up to a lot of young players to take the reins. Davide Moretti (11.4 ppg) will be thrust into a leadership role that I am certain he will thrive in. Kyler Edwards (5.3 ppg) is wired to score and has been a solid defender as well. Beard has quietly set up back-to-back recruiting classes perfect for this system. After missing this season, Khavon Moore will be able to show his versatility at 6’8. And freshman Jahmius Ramsey is a guy who may follow in the footsteps of Zhaire Smith and Culver by shooting up draft boards early in his career.
Projected Lineup: Nico Mannion (Fr. G), Brandon Williams (So. G), Brandon Randolph (Jr. G), Josh Green (Fr. G), Chase Jeter (Sr. C). Dylan Smith (Sr. G), Ira Lee (Jr. F), Zeke Nnaji (Fr. C), Terry Armstrong (Fr. F), Alex Barcello (Jr. G)
It’s not often that teams go from missing the NCAA tournament entirely to being a contender. This is a rare exception. Sean Miller’s security is up in the air, but the talent crop in Tucson is back to its tradition thanks to a star-studded recruiting class. Nico Mannion will be one of the best point guards in the country and Josh Green is as elite in transition as any wing player. Both should be All-Pac-12 players. They will need Brandon Williams (11.4 ppg, 3.3 apg) and Brandon Randolph (12.4) to be the players they were during the early part of last year. At their best, Arizona will be the most exciting team on the west coast.
Projected Lineup: Jordan Bone (Sr. G), Lamonte Turner (Sr. G), Josiah James (Fr. G) John Fulkerson (Jr. F), DJ Burns (Fr. C). Jordan Bowden (Sr. G), Yves Pons (Jr. G), Drew Pember (Fr. F)
The leaders may both be gone: Admiral Schofield is graduating and it’s looking like Grant Williams may forego his final season to head to the NBA. Jordan Bone (13.5 ppg, 5.8 apg) would then become the top dog. His playmaking and mid-range game are enough to expect him to be a first-team All-SEC player. With Lamonte Turner and Jordan Bowden also back for their senior seasons, guard play will be the strength. Did I mention they will have a five-star 6’6 guard that can make any pass in the book? Josiah James will be able to learn from the elder guards and provide a meaningful impact from the second he steps foot on campus.
Projected Lineup: Devon Dotson (So. G), Quentin Grimes (So. G), Ochai Agbaji (So. G), Marcus Garrett (Jr. G), David McCormack (So. C). Mitch Lightfoot (Sr. F), Isaac McBride (Fr. G), Christian Braun (Fr. G)
It’s starting to look like Kansas will be without a top-100 recruit for the first time in a while. That is going to hurt with Dedric Lawson likely going to the NBA and his brother KJ transferring. Their hope is that Devon Dotson (12.3 ppg, 3.5 apg) returns to build on a tremendous freshman season while Quentin Grimes (8.4 ppg) and Ochai Agbaji (8.5 ppg) take big steps into finding consistency. All three have the potential on both ends to give Kansas a formidable backcourt. Expect Bill Self to be active on the transfer market to try to shore up the lack of depth and experience.
Projected Lineup: Andrew Nembhard (So. G), Noah Locke (So. G), Scottie Lewis (Fr. G), Keyontae Johnson (So. F), Isaiah Stokes (So. F). Dontay Basset (Jr. F), Tre Mann (Fr. G), Omar Payne (Fr. C)
Florida peaked at the right time. They have a future NBA point guard in Andrew Nembhard (8.0 ppg, 5.4 apg) who made all the big plays for the Gators down the stretch. Similarly, Keyontae Johnson (8.1 ppg, 6.4) really put everything together as the year progressed. With a shooter like Noah Locke coming back and a McDonald’s All-American wing player in Scottie Lewis joining the fray, Florida could be set up for years to come.
Projected Lineup: Jordan Bohannon (Sr. G), Isaiah Moss (Sr. G), Joe Wieskamp (So. G), Patrick McCaffery (Fr. F), Luka Garza (Jr. F/C). Connor McCaffery (So. G), Cordell Pemsl (Jr. F), Ryan Kriener (Sr. F), Joe Toussaint (Fr. G), Jack Nunge (So. F)
Now that Tyler Cook is going to the NBA, the Hawkeyes will have a more perimeter-oriented offense. That’s not to discount the touches that Luka Garza (13.1 ppg) will need as a go-to option on the block. Jordan Bohannon (11.6 ppg, 3.4 apg) and Isaiah Moss (9.2 ppg) make up one of the better shooting backcourts in the country. Their best player may end up being Joe Wieskamp (11.1 ppg), coming off an All-Freshman season in the Big Ten. He was incredibly efficient with his touches and needs more next year. They will have some options for that final starting spot, but Patrick McCaffery, an incoming freshman and son of the coach, is a do-it-all forward willing to defend multiple spots.
Projected Lineup: Tyree Crump (Jr. G), Jordan Harris (Sr. G), Anthony Edwards (Fr. G), Rayshaun Hammonds (Jr. F), Nicolas Claxton (Jr. F). Ty Fagan (So. G), Christian Brown (Fr. F), Amanze Ngumezi (So. F), Jaykwon Walton (Fr. F)
Tom Crean has managed to turn around this Georgia program in a couple years, with the big symbol being the signing of top-5 recruit Anthony Edwards. The powerful, explosive scorer will be one of the best players in the SEC right away. With Rayshaun Hammonds (12.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg) and budding star Nicolas Claxton (13.0 ppg, 8.6 rpg) back to control the frontcourt, the Bulldogs are a team destined for one of the best win changes in the country.
21. NC State
Projected Lineup: Markell Johnson (Sr. G), Braxton Beverly (Jr. G), C.J. Bryce (Sr. G), Sacha Killeya-Jones (Jr. F), DJ Funderburk (Jr. F). Jalen Leque (Fr. G), Devon Daniels (Jr. G), Jericole Hellems (So. F), Manny Bates (Fr. F)
The Wolfpack sputtered near the end of the year with some injuries and bad luck. So what’s different? In addition to their pit bull tough guards Markell Johnson (12.6 ppg, 4.2 apg) and Braxton Beverly (9.4 ppg, 2.5 apg), Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones is eligible next season to add a different dimension. They will also have to wait and see if incoming freshman Jalen Leque does, in fact, enter the NBA Draft (which he is eligible for after doing a post-grad year). If he attends NC State, that will add a Russell Westbrook-esque athlete to an already deep backcourt group.
22. Ohio State
Projected Lineup: D.J. Carton (Fr. G), CJ Walker (Jr. G), Alonzo Gaffney (Fr. F), Andre Wesson (Sr. F), Kaleb Wesson (Jr. F). Luther Muhammad (So. G), Kyle Young (Jr. F), Duane Washington (So. G), E.J. Liddell (Fr. F), Musa Jallow (Jr. G)
Coming into last season with a number of questions, the Buckeyes still made the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It will be a slightly younger look, with at least one freshman expected to be in the starting lineup. Alonzo Gaffney may be the most likely candidate, with the length and athleticism that you don’t see often. D.J. Carton is a top-25 point guard recruit, but he may need more time to adapt to running an offense. Expect Ohio State to still play through Kaleb Wesson (14.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg) as the most experienced and proven offensive player on the team. Also keep an eye on Florida State transfer C.J. Walker, who averaged 8.0 points in his sophomore season.
23. Iowa State
Projected Lineup: Lindell Wigginton (Jr. G), Tyrese Halliburton (So. G), Terrance Lewis (Jr, G), Michael Jacobson (Sr. F), George Conditt IV (So. F). Prentiss Nixon (Sr. G), Zion Griffin (So. F), Zoran Talley (Sr. F), Luke Anderson (Fr. F)
The elephant in the room is the looming draft decision of Talen Horton-Tucker, who has hired an agent but may still return. He plays a lot of roles for the Cyclones, so if he leaves, Lindell Wigginton (who is also a candidate to leave early) will have that much more of a load to carry. He was banged up and came off the bench, but Steve Prohm has already made it known that he is the point guard next season. Tyrese Halliburton (6.9 ppg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg) doesn’t even know how good he is yet. The typically high-powered offense should be able to push the pace and ride their backcourt.
24. Notre Dame
Projected Lineup: Prentiss Hubb (So. G), TJ Gibbs (Sr. G), Rex Pflueger (Sr. G), Nate Laszewski (So. F), John Mooney (Sr. F). Dane Goodwin (So. G), Juwan Durham (Jr. F), Robby Carmody (So. G/F), Nik Djogo (Jr. F)
After winning only 3 games in the ACC, Notre Dame returns nearly every one of their key pieces. The members of the highest rated recruiting class in Mike Brey’s tenure were thrust into large roles. But even at a young age, they didn’t hurt themselves, finishing top five nationally in turnovers and fouls. Heading into next season, they have All-ACC big John Mooney (14.1 ppg, 11.2 rpg) to work around. Expect a bounce-back season from T.J. Gibbs (13.4 ppg) and a big uptick in outside shooting from marksman Nate Laszewski (6.9 ppg). They will also get their best defender Rex Pflueger (8.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.3 apg) back from an ACL injury. There will be extra help as well: top recruit Cole Anthony is seriously considering the Irish and a grad transfer is very likely.
25. Utah State
Projected Lineup: Sam Merrill (Sr. G), Diogo Brito (Sr. G), Brock Miller (So. G), Justin Bean (So. F), Neemias Queta (So. C), Abel Porter (Jr. G), Ben Fakira (So. F)
The Aggies bring back their top four scorers from a 28-win team, including star point guard Sam Merrill (20.9 ppg, 4.1 apg). He moves the needs for Utah State and has the type of takeover ability that you need. They also have a potentially dominant center in Neemias Queta (11.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.4 bpg), who is one of the best paint protectors that no one talks about. Entering his sophomore year, he could be the difference between this being a tournament team and a Sweet 16 team.
26. Seton Hall
Projected Lineup: Myles Powell (Sr. G), Quincy McKnight (Sr. G), Myles Cale (Jr. G), Sandro Mamukelashvili (Jr. F), Taurean Thompson (Jr. F). Ike Obiagu (So. C), Jared Rhoden (So. G), Anthony Nelson (So. G)
Projected Lineup: Brad Davison (Jr. G), D’Mitrik Trice (Jr. G), Brevin Pritzl (Sr. G), Aleem Ford (Jr. F), Nathan Reuvers (Jr. F). Kobe King (Jr. G), Micah Potter (Jr. F), Tyler Wahl (Fr. F)
Projected Lineup: Paul Scruggs (Jr. G), Quentin Goodin (Sr. G), Elias Harden (Jr. G), Naji Marshall (Jr. F), Tyrique Jones (Sr. F). Dekeyvan Tandy (Fr. G), Keonte Kennedy (So. G), Zach Freemantlle (Fr. C)
Projected Lineup: Brycen Goodine (Fr. G), Joe Girard (Fr. G), Ellijah Hughes (Sr. F), Oshae Brissett (Jr. F), Bourama Sidibe (Jr. F). Marek Dolezaj (Jr. F), Buddy Boeheim (So. G), Jalen Carey (So. G), John Bol-Ajak (Fr. C)
Projected Lineup: Anthony Cowan (Sr. G), Eric Ayala (So. G), Aaron Wiggins (So. G), Jalen Smith (So. F), Makhi Mitchell (Fr. C). Darryl Morsell (Jr. G), Serrel Smith (So. G), Ricky Lindo (So. F)
Projected Lineup: Dejon Jarreau (Jr. G), Armoni Brooks (Sr. G), Nate Hinton (So. G), Fabian White (Jr. F), Brison Gresham (Jr. F). Justin Gorham (Jr. F), Caleb Mills (Fr. G), Cedrik Allen (So. F)
Projected Lineup: James Akinjo (So. G), Mac McClung (So. G), Josh LeBlanc (So. F), Jamorko Pickett (Jr. G/F), Omer Yurtseven (Jr. C). Jahvon Blair (Jr. G), Jagan Mosely (Sr. G), Qudus Wahab (Fr. C)
Projected Lineup: De’Vion Harmon (Fr. G), Jamal Bieniemy (So. G), Austin Reaves (Jr. G), Victor Iwuakor (Fr. F), Brady Manek (Jr. F). Alondes Williams (Jr. G), Jalen Hill (Fr. F), Matt Freeman (Sr. F), Hannes Polla (Jr. C)
Projected Lineup: Matt Coleman (Jr. G), Courtney Ramey (So. G), Jase Febres (Jr. G), Kamaka Hepa (So. F), Will Baker (Fr. C). Jericho Sims (Jr. F), Gerald Liddell (So. F), Elijah Mitrou-Long (Sr. G), Kai Jones (Fr. F/C), Royce Hamm (Jr. F)
Projected Lineup: Jared Butler (So. G), Devonte Bandoo (Sr. G), Mario Kegler (Jr. G/F), Mark Vital (Jr. G/F), Tristan Clark (Jr. F). Michael Mayer (So. G), Davion Mitchell (So. G), Freddie Gillespie (Sr. F), Flo Thamba (So. F)
Projected Lineup: Seventh Woods (Sr. G), Leaky Black (So. G/F), Brandon Robinson (Sr. G), Armando Bacot (Fr. C), Garrison Brooks (Jr. F). Andrew Platek (Jr. G), Sterling Manley (Jr. F), Jeremiah Francis (Fr. G)
Projected Lineup: Marcus Evans (Sr. G), De’Riante Jenkins (Sr. G), Isaac Vann (Sr. F), Vince Williams (So. G), Marcus Santos-Silva (Jr. F). Mike’l Simms (Sr. G), Sean Mobley (Jr. F), Malik Crowfield (Sr. G), Corey Douglas (Jr. F)
38. Mississippi State
Projected Lineup: Lamar Peters (Sr. G), Tyson Carter (Sr. G), Nick Weatherspoon (Jr. G), Robert Woodard (So. F), Reggie Perry (So. F). D.J Steward (Fr. G/F), Abdul Ado (Jr. F), Elias King (Fr. F)
Projected Lineup: Ayo Dosunmo (So. G), Trent Frazier (Jr. G), Da’Monte Williams (Jr. G), Giorgi Bezhanishvili (So. F), Kofi Cockburn (Fr. C). Andrez Feliz (Sr. G), Kipper Nichols (Sr. F), Tevian Jones (So. G/F)
Projected Lineup: Ja’vonte Smart (So. G), Skylar Mays (Sr. G), Marlon Taylor (Sr. G), Darius Days (Fr. F), Emmitt Williams (So. F). James Bishop (Fr. G), Marshall Graves (Sr. G), Courtese Cooper (Jr. F)
Projected Lineup: Ty-Shon Alexander (Jr. G), Marcus Zegarowski (So. G), Mitch Ballock (Jr. G), Martin Krampelj (Sr. F), Jacob Epperson (So. C). Davion Mintz (Sr. G), Damien Jefferson (Jr. G), Christian Bishop (So. F), Samson Froling (So. C)
42. Arizona State
Projected Lineup: Remy Martin (Jr. G), Rob Edwards (Sr. G), Kimani Lawrence (Jr. F), Taeshon Cherry (Sr. F), Romello White (Jr. F). Elias Valtonen (So. G), Mickey Mitchell (Sr. F), Vitaliy Shibel (Jr. F), Jaelen House (Fr. G)
43. Ole Miss
Projected Lineup: Breein Tyree (Sr. G), Devontae Shuler (Jr. G), Blake Hinson (So. G), KJ Buffen (So. F), Dominik Olejniczak (Sr. C). Luis Rodriguez (So. G), Antavion Collum (Fr. F), Sammy Hunter (Fr. F)
Projected Lineup: Eric Hunter (So. G), Nojel Eastern (Jr. G), Aaron Wheeler (So. F), Trevion Williams (So. F), Matt Haarms (Jr. C), Evan Boudreaux (Sr. F), Sasha Stefanovic (So. G), Isaiah Thompson (Fr. G)
Projected Lineup: Jon Axel Gudmundsson (Sr. G), Kellan Grady (Jr. G), Luke Frampton (So. G), KiShawn Pritchett (Sr. G), Luka Brajkovic (So. F). Carter Collins (Jr. G), David Czerapowicz (So. G), Bates Jones (Jr. F)
Projected Lineup: Quade Green (Jr. G), Nahziah Carter (So. G/F), RaeQuan Battle (Fr. G), Isaiah Stewart (Fr. F), Hameir Wright (Jr. F). Elijah Hardy (So. G), Sam Timmins (Sr. F/C), Jamal Bey (So. G)
Projected Lineup: Terrell Allen (Sr. G), Aubrey Dawkins (Sr. G), Frank Bertz (Sr. G), Rokas Ulvydas (Jr. F), Collin Smith (Jr. F). Ceasar DeJesus (Jr. G), Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia (Jr. F), Yuat Alok (Jr. F)
Projected Lineup: Amir Coffey (Sr. G), Marcus Carr (So. G), Gabe Kalscheur (So. G), Eric Curry (Jr. F), Daniel Oturu (So. C). Michael Hurt (Sr. F), Payton Willis (Jr. G)
Projected Lineup: Quinton Rose (Sr. G), Nate Pierre-Louis (Jr. G), J.P. Moorman (Jr. F), De’Vondre Perry (Jr. F), Damion Moore (Sr. C). James Scott (Jr. G), Alani Moore (Sr. G), Justyn Hamilton (Jr. F), Trey Lowe (Jr. G)
Projected Lineup: McKinley Wright (Jr. G), Shane Gatling (Sr. G), Tyler Bey (Jr. G), D’Shawn Schwartz (Jr. G/F), Lucas Siewart (Sr. F). Evan Battey (So. F), Daylen Kountz (So. G), Dallas Walton (So. C)