The North Carolina Tar Heels Are Coming Off their sixth national championship and already the pre-season rankings (for a season that doesn’t begin until November) are already being released.

These types of things happen often; the door to one season closes and people scramble to open the door to the next.

The 2017-18 pre-season rankings’ release was accelerated by the news last week that Michigan State standout Miles Bridges decided to stay another year in East Lansing. The news sent those that already had given their opinion on the upcoming season into a frenzy and if anymore developments like that occur, the list will surely change again.

Here are the (way too early) 2017-18 pre-season rankings:

25. Xavier Musketeers

Coach: Chris Mack
2016-17 record: 24-14
Notable players definitely gone: Edmond Sumner, Rashid Gaston, Malcolm Bernard
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Trevon Bluiett, J.P. Macura, Sean Omara, Kaiser Gates, Quintin Goodin, Tyrique Jones
Notable newcomers: Paul Scruggs, Naji Marshall, Elias Harden, Jared Ridder, Kentrevious Jones, Brady Ernst

24. Purdue Boilermakers

Coach: Matt Painter
2016-17 record: 27-8
Notable players definitely gone: Spike Albrecht
Notable players also expected to leave: Caleb Swanigan
Notable players expected to return: Isaac Haas, Carsen Edwards, Vince Edwards, Dakota Mathias, P.J. Thompson, Ryan Cline
Notable newcomers: Nojel Eastern, Sasha Stefanovic, Aaron Wheeler, Eden Ewing, Matt Haarms

23. St. Mary’s Gaels

Coach: Randy Bennett
2016-17 record: 29-5
Notable players definitely gone: Joe Rahon, Dane Pineau
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Jock Landale, Calvin Hermanson, Emmett Naar, Evan Fitzner, Tanner Krebs, Stefan Gonzalez, Kyle Clark
Notable newcomers: Kristers Zoriks

22. West Virginia Mountaineers

Coach: Bob Huggins
2016-17 record: 28-9
Notable players definitely gone: Nathan Adrian, Tarik Phillip, Teyvon Myers, Brandon Watkins
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Jevon Carter, Esa Ahmad, Daxter Miles, Elijah Macon, Lamont West, Sagaba Konate
Notable newcomers: Derek Culver, Brandon Knapper, D’Angelo Hunter, Teddy Allen, Wesley Harris

21. UCLA Bruins

Coach: Steve Alford
2016-17 record: 31-5
Notable players definitely gone: Lonzo Ball, TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, Isaac Hamilton
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Aaron Holiday, Thomas Welsh, Ike Anigbogu, Gyorgy Goloman
Notable newcomers: Kris Wilkes, Jaylen Hands, Cody Riley, Jalen Hill, Chris Smith, LiAngelo Ball

20. Alabama Crimson Tide

Coach: Avery Johnson
2016-17 record: 19-15
Notable players definitely gone: Corban Collins, Nick King, Brandon Austin, Jimmy Taylor, Ar’Mond Davis, Shannon Hale, Bola Olaniyan
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Braxton Key, Dazon Ingram, Riley Norris, Avery Johnson Jr., Donta Hall
Notable newcomers: Collin Sexton, John Petty, Alex Reese, Herb Jones, Galin Smith, Daniel Giddens

19. Butler Bulldogs

Coach: Chris Holtmann
2016-17 record: 25-9
Notable players definitely gone: Andrew Chrabascz, Avery Woodson, Kethan Savage, Tyler Lewis
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Kelan Martin, Kamar Baldwin, Tyler Wideman, Nate Fowler, Sean McDermott
Notable newcomers: Paul Jorgensen, Kyle Young, Christian David, Cooper Neese, Jerald Butler

18. Cincinnati Bearcats

Coach: Mick Cronin
2016-17 record: 30-6
Notable players definitely gone: Troy Caupain, Kevin Johnson
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Jacob Evans, Kyle Washington, Gary Clark, Jarron Cumberland, Trey Scott, Justin Jenifer, Nysier Brooks, Quadri Moore
Notable newcomers: Cane Broome, Keith Williams, Trevor Moore, Eliel Nsoseme

17. Northwestern Wildcats

Coach: Chris Collins
2016-17 record: 24-12
Notable players definitely gone: Sanjay Lumpkin, Nathan Taphorn
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Bryant McIntosh, Scottie Lindsey, Vic Law, Dererk Pardon, Isiah Brown, Gavin Skelly
Notable newcomers: Anthony Gaines

16. Miami Hurricanes

Coach: Jim Larranaga
2016-17 record: 21-12
Notable players definitely gone: Davon Reed, Kamari Murphy
Notable players also expected to leave: None
Notable players expected to return: Ja’Quan Newton, Bruce Brown, Anthony Lawrence Jr., Dejan Vasiljevic, Dewan Huell, Ezbuka Izundu, Rodney Miller
Notable newcomers: Lonnie Walker, Chris Lykes, Deng Gak, Sam Waardenburg

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