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Which 2014 Final Four Team Has the Best Chance to Make it Back Next Year?

2014 Final Four: Which Team Has Best Chance to Make it Back Next Year?

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Although the 2014 NCAA tournament ended not too long ago, it is never too early to look forward to the next Big Dance. The Connecticut Huskies may be the national champs, but which 2014 Final Four team has the best chance to make it back next year?

Florida Gators

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Florida Gators

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The Gators will be losing four senior starters, but they will still be returning players like Kasey Hill, Michael Frazier II and Dorian Finney-Smith. Not to mention, Chris Walker should get a lot more playing time and he was probably the most talented player on the team this year. Also, Florida will be gaining a couple of transfer players and a solid recruiting class will be coming in. Translation: A fifth straight Elite Eight is very possible.

Wisconsin Badgers

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Wisconsin Badgers

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Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker will both be back (among others). Wisconsin should be ranked in the top 10 all season long and could very well start the season out by being ranked in the top five.

Kentucky Wildcats

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Kentucky Wildcats

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Julius Randle and James Young both bolted for the NBA Draft, but other very talented players will be back. That is scary for the rest of college basketball. Add in another solid John Calipari recruiting class and you have the No. 1 team entering the 2014-15 college hoops season. Well, that isn’t exactly a fact, but it should not shock anyone if the Wildcats do enter the season with the No. 1 ranking.

Connecticut Huskies

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Connecticut Huskies

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The Connecticut Huskies won the championship, but they are the least likely team to make it back to the Final Four. They are losing Shabazz Napier and DeAndre Daniels. Still, Connecticut could surprise us all once again if players like Rodney Purvis (North Carolina State transfer) have an instant impact.

Final Verdict

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Final Verdict

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All four of these teams should make some noise in college hoops next season and all four could seriously be back in the Final Four. However, I have to go with the more obvious pick here -- Kentucky. The Wildcats will actually have some experience next season, they will be a very, very tall team and they are probably the most talented team in the country.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.