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Sports Illustrated Releases New Early Top 25

The opening tip for Kansas and Duke in the Elite Eight.

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Udoka Azubuike #35 of the Kansas Jayhawks tips off against Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Duke Blue Devils to start the first half in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With draft decisions in the rearview mirror and recruiting almost over with, we now know what many teams will look like in 2018-19.

As a result, outlets have begun updating their preseason top 25 lists. The rankings have been altered by the draft decisions of a number of underclassmen.

Sports Illustrated is the latest outlet to release an updated early top 25. Kansas leads the way at No. 1, like most other rankings.

Here is SI's updated top 25:

  1. Kansas
  2. Duke
  3. Kentucky
  4. Gonzaga
  5. UNC
  6. Virginia
  7. Nevada
  8. Tennessee
  9. Michigan State
  10. Villanova
  11. Virginia Tech
  12. Auburn
  13. West Virginia
  14. Kansas State
  15. Oregon
  16. Michigan
  17. Clemson
  18. UCLA
  19. LSU
  20. Florida State
  21. Florida
  22. TCU
  23. Loyola
  24. Mississippi State
  25. Syracuse

You can view the full explanations for SI's top 25 here.

As the offseason rolls along, you can expect the preseason top 25 will change numerous times.