College basketball season is not for a few more months, but ESPN updated its preseason top 25 earlier today.
Jeff Borzello’s latest set of rankings features a few slight changes, with one team (the Florida Gators) making a major leap. Borzello has UF as a top-five team as of now.
Mike White’s team had been ranked 18th in Borzello’s last iteration of his top 25, but now checks in at No. 4. The reason for the jump? Landing Virginia Tech big man Kerry Blackshear, arguably the best graduate transfer on the market.
Blackshear’s presence should do wonders for a team that went only 20-16 this past season but managed to reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The top 10 teams in Borzello’s top 25 are as follows:
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
You can view the full rankings here.
We’re a little over three months away from the opening of college basketball practices nationwide.