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ESPN "No-Longer-Way-Too-Early" Top 25 poll has Villanova in Top 10

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It's August, so let's over-dissect the crap out of this thing!

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College basketball season doesn't start foranother 58 days but after early NBA declarations, player transfers, and new coaching gigs, ESPN feels that they are in a position to put a solid No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25 together for the 2015-16 college basketball season.

The Wildcats are officially back where they've been for most of Jay Wright's tenure: among the national elite. -ESPN

Jay Wright is losing two 1,500 point scorers in Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston, but the solid core of returning players and the impressive incoming freshman class have kept the Wildcats in the Top 10 in the eyes of Eamonn Brennan.

Out of conference opponents Virginia (#3) and Oklahoma (#8) are also ranked highly. Butler, coming in at #23 is the only other Big East member in this poll.

ESPN's No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25

1. Maryland Terrapins
2. North Carolina Tar Heels
3. Kentucky Wildcats
4. Virginia Cavaliers
5. Kansas Jayhawks
6. Duke Blue Devils
7. Iowa State Cyclones
8. Oklahoma Sooners
9. Wichita State Shockers
10. Villanova Wildcats
11. Gonzaga Bulldogs
12. California Golden Bears
13. Utah Utes
14. Indiana Hoosiers
15. Arizona Wildcats
16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
17. Baylor Bears
18. Vanderbilt Commodores
19. Michigan State Spartans
20. West Virginia Mountaineers
21. SMU Mustangs
22. LSU Tigers
23. Butler Bulldogs
24. Wisconsin Badgers
25. Texas A&M Aggies