NCAA: A Bit Too Early 2014-15 College Basketball Rankings

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Mar 16, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Alex Poythress (22) and guard Andrew Harrison (5) reacts against the Florida Gators in the championship game for the SEC college basketball tournament at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, it’s the middle of August. Most schools haven’t even opened up to students for the 2014-15 academic year yet we’re going to take a look at the college basketball season. We’ve been doing that all summer. Not only are we going to continue to look at the sport, we’ve already got preseason rankings ready.

Am I nuts? Debatable. Do I have too much time on my hands? Depends on who you ask. Am I a little too excited for the up-coming college season? Absolutely.

I haven’t stopped thinking about college basketball since the day Connecticut cut down the nets in April. It’s a compulsion and I’m here to share my madness with you.

As part of gathering information for the in-depth season previews we at Hoops Habit will be putting out in a month or two, I have compiled a first draft of my preseason rankings. Obviously things are likely to change between now and the beginning of November, but it’s never too early to look at the season ahead of us.

Keep in mind, this is the first draft. The rankings are likely to fluctuate in the next month. They may even change next week. However, these rankings should give you a good idea as to what teams we’ll be looking at closely, who has the most talent in the country and who should be the favorites to cut down the nets when is all said and done.

One thing to keep in mind here is that with so much parity in college basketball, everybody’s rankings are going to be different. You will not find one ranking that looks exactly like somebody else’s, so a few surprises here or there are going to be normal.

So here we go. Our first college basketball rankings for the 2014-15 season.

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