North Carolina Claims Top Spot in ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com’s Preseason College Basketball “Power Rankings” – Issue on Sale Now
North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State, Connecticut, and Syracuse Round out Top Five
In theory, every team is on the road to The Final Four. Truth is most of them are heading for a dead end. So to help you navigate this year’s field, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com mapped out this season’s top 25.
The North Carolina Tarheels are the number one team in ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com’s joint preseason college basketball “Power Rankings,” part of a comprehensive look at the upcoming season in The Mag’s College Basketball Preview Issue on newsstands today.
Get an early start on your bracket with a team-by-team breakdown of the top 25, including Chad Ford’s top pro prospect, Joe Lunardi’s games with bracket impact, and a look at each team’s offensive tendencies courtesy of Synergy Sports. Root for an also-ran? No worries – all 319 teams that didn’t make the top 25 are also ranked.
The top 25 college football teams in ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com’s “Power Rankings” are listed below with additional narrative available at http://bit.ly/rGXSyt and in ESPN The Magazine:
3. Ohio State
21. Texas A & M
25. Michigan State