5 College Basketball Teams With the Best Chance to Start No. 1 in 2014-15

College Basketball Teams With the Best Chance to Start No. 1 in 2014-15

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The 2014-15 college basketball season couldn’t come soon enough. Unfortunately, the previous season didn’t end too long ago, so fans have a long time to wait. While the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full throttle, let’s take a look at five college hoops teams with the best chance to start No. 1 in the 2014-15 season.

5. Kansas Jayhawks

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5. Kansas Jayhawks

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Out of all of the teams on this list, Kansas has the worst chance of starting the season off at No. 1. It would be a huge, huge surprise if the Jayhawks actually did take the top ranking. Still, the talent is there, Bill Self is the head coach and Kansas is very relevant in college hoops.

4. Wisconsin Badgers

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4. Wisconsin Badgers

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The Wisconsin Badgers are returning a bunch of talent. That includes Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker. The Badgers made a run to the Final Four this past season and they will be many people’s favorite to take home the crown in the upcoming season.

3. Arizona Wildcats

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3. Arizona Wildcats

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The next three teams have very good chances of starting the season off as the No. 1 team in college hoops.

Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson may be gone, but Sean Miller’s team brings back a bunch of talent. A good recruiting class will be joining as well. No. 1 ranking or not, Miller HAS to coach his team to the Final Four this season.

2. Duke Blue Devils

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2. Duke Blue Devils

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Duke will rock the No. 1 recruiting class in college hoops. Also, players like Rasheed Sulaimon, Quinn Cook and others are returning. Oh yeah, Mike Krzyzewski is the head coach as well. The Blue Devils lose Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, but they should be more complete, which could lead to a better season.

1. Kentucky Wildcats

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1. Kentucky Wildcats

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Kentucky is going to be tall and very stacked in the 2014-15 season. It is too bad that Julius Randle and James Young went pro, but everyone else will be back. Plus, John Calipari has a bunch of talented freshmen joining the team.

This could be Calipari’s best team yet thanks to the fact that he has just as much talent as ever and his team, for once, will have a bunch of experience.

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.

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