Shannon Ryan's 2010-11 Top 10

April 07, 2010

Here's an early look at next season's top 10 college basketball teams, with last season's record in parenthesis.

1. Michigan State (28-9)
The Spartans only major loss is Raymar Morgan. They will go to their third straight Final Four with healthy point guard Kalin Lucas.

2. Butler (33-5)
If F Gordon Hayward and coach Brad Stevens stay, the Bulldogs are golden.

3. Purdue (29-6)
The Boilermakers' big three will be back - including a healed Robbie Hummel.

4. Georgetown (23-11)
If C Greg Monroe stays in school, the Hoyas could be in the national title hunt.

5. North Carolina (20-17)
The Tar Heels will bounce back with No. 1 recruit Harrison Barnes and matured players.

6. Kansas State (29-8)
PG Denis Clemente and F Luis Colon graduate, but Jacob Pullen can lead the Wildcats.

7. Pittsburgh (25-9)
Jermaine Dixon leaves the talented, overachieving Panthers, but top scorer Ashton Gibbs returns.

8. Ohio State (29-8)
Evan Turner likely is gone, but Buckeyes bring in No. 2 recruiting class and have experienced cast.

9. Florida (21-13)
The young Gators will grow up with all but one player back.

10. Duke (35-5)
Losing Kyle Singler (probably) to the draft and graduating Brian Zoubek and Jon Scheyer hurts chances to defend national title.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.