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Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue (Credit: Getty Images)

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils coaches against the Washington Huskies at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 10, 2011)

Greg Logan's top 25 college basketball teams

With the 2014-15 college basketball season quickly approaching, Newsday's Greg Logan ranks his top 25 teams.

1. KENTUCKY

1. Kentucky NCAA runner-up returns guards Aaron and
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1. Kentucky
NCAA runner-up returns guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison, big men Willie Cauley-Stein, Alex Poythress and Dakari Johnson, add four McDonald’s All-Americans, including 7-foot Karl-Anthony Towns. Wow.

2. DUKE

2. Duke Responded to NCAA ouster by Mercer
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2. Duke
Responded to NCAA ouster by Mercer with 7-0 Jahlil Okafor, No. 1 recruit, Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen and Justise Winslow in top-rated frosh class. Vets Quinn Cook, Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson return.

3. ARIZONA

3. Arizona Elite Eight team lost two to
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3. Arizona
Elite Eight team lost two to NBA, but adds 6-6 SF Stanley Johnson and JUCO SG Kadeem Allen. Wildcats have superb frontcourt with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brandon Ashley and 7-0 Kaleb Tarczewski.

4. GONZAGA

4. Gonzaga Zags are leading Final Four darkhorse
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4. Gonzaga
Zags are leading Final Four darkhorse with vet guards Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell, 7-1 C Przemek Karnowski, 6-10 Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer, 6-5 USC transfer Byron Wesley and 6-10 frosh Domantis Sabonis.

5. NORTH CAROLINA

5. North Carolina Roy Williams hasn?t coached as
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5. North Carolina
Roy Williams hasn’t coached as well as he’s recruited but 6-8 Justin Jackson, co-McDonald’s game MVP, and PG Joel Berry join up. Cousy Award finalist Marcus Paige returns, while 6-8 Isaiah Hicks emerges.

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6. WISCONSIN

6. Wisconsin Badgers return four starters from Final
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6. Wisconsin
Badgers return four starters from Final Four team that lost to Kentucky by a point, 7-foot Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker, Traevon Jackson, Josh Gasser. Top recruit is 6-8 Ethan Happ and soph G Bronson Koenig is ready.

7. LOUISVILLE

7. Louisville Junior F Montrezl Harrell passed NBA
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7. Louisville
Junior F Montrezl Harrell passed NBA to join PG Chris Jones and starting Fs Wayne Blackshear and Mangok Mathiang. Rick Pitino recruited well with 6-7 Shaqquan Aaron, PG Quentin Snider, 6-9 Jaylen Johnson.

8. FLORIDA

8. Florida SG Michael Frazier is only returning
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8. Florida
SG Michael Frazier is only returning starter from Final Four team. Vets include 6-8 Dorian Finney-Smith, PG Kasey Hill and 6-10 Michigan transfer Jon Horford. Top recruiting class led by 6-8 Devin Robinson.

9. VILLANOVA

9. Villanova Wildcats fell victim to national champ
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9. Villanova
Wildcats fell victim to national champ UConn in round of 32 but return starting Gs Darrun Hilliard and Ryan Arcidiacono, F JayVaughn Pinkston and C Daniel Ochefu. Soph wing man Josh Hart must produce scoring.

10. KANSAS

10. Kansas Jayhawks lost No. 1 NBA pick
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10. Kansas
Jayhawks lost No. 1 NBA pick Andrew Wiggins and No. 3 Joel Embiid. Reloaded with 6-8 F Cliff Alexander, 6-8 Ukrainian G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, 6-7 G Kelly Oubre, PG Devonte Graham. F Perry Ellis leads vet core.

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THE REST OF THE TOP 25

11. Wichita State 12.Virginia 13. Iowa State 14.
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11. Wichita State
12.Virginia
13. Iowa State
14. Texas
15. Ohio State
16. Stanford
17. UConn
18. VCU
19. Georgetown
20. San Diego State
21. SMU
22. Missouri
23. Xavier
24. Harvard
25. Arkansas