Kansas won't have Devonte' Graham back in 2018-2019, but ESPN's Myron Medcalf is still tabbing the Jayhawks as the top team in the nation heading into next year.
Villanova won the NCAA Tournament on Monday night, and it's pretty clear now that the Wildcats were the best team in the country this past season. Tuesday morning, ESPN's Myron Medcalf gave us his best guess as to which team will be the best next season.
Medcalf thinks that Kansas, despite losing Devonte' Graham, will be tops in the nation. The rest of his top ten? Duke, Villanova, Kentucky, Auburn, Gonzaga, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Nevada.
He also thinks that Syracuse, despite losing five-star recruit Darius Bazley to the G-League, will be top 15. Here's his entire list:
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
- West Virginia
- Virginia Tech
- Kansas State
- Florida State
Of course, this list could change, depending upon which players decide to head to the NBA Draft. We'll have a better clue in about two months time.