The next step in Tom Crean's Hoosier Revival is to chase a national title. IU has 84.7% of its scoring back, including savvy 6'11" rising sophomore forward Cody Zeller, a Wooden Award candidate, and brings in Rivals.com's No. 2 recruiting class.
Power forward Chane Behanan is poised for sophomore stardom. He and shot-swatting Senegalese center Gorgui Dieng will help the Cardinals reprise the country's most efficient defense as the team runs away with the Big East championship.
John Calipari may lose his starters to the NBA, but he'll reload with N.C. State transfer Ryan Harrow at point and at least one of the top unsigned recruits, 6'10" Nerlens Noel or 6'6" Shabazz Muhammad. (If the Cats land both, they vault to No. 1.)
Power forward Patric Young and guard Kenny Boynton are one of the nation's top inside-outside duos. The Gators could feature three deadeye sharpshooters in Boynton, point guard Scottie Wilbekin and pick-and-pop forward Erik Murphy.
If point guard Trey Burke skips the draft, the Wolverines can win the Big Ten. Forward Glenn Robinson III becomes their third NBA progeny (along with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jon Horford). They also add top power forward recruit Mitch McGary.