In part 1, the top 5 teams in the preseason top 25 were highlighted. Now, we look at teams 6-10.

6. North Carolina Tar Heels

We may know UNC as the alma mater of Michael Jordan and the rival of the Duke Blue Devils. They have a tried and trusted leader in head coach Roy Williams, now in his 14th season at the helm of North Carolina's Basketball program. They also have a leader within their starting 5. That's junior forward Justin Jackson. His shot is almost effortless, but he's not a sure thing from 3 point range, neither were last year's Tar Heels. However, they still made it to the national title game, where they were beaten by Villanova on a last second bucket.

The Tar Heels will also have to rely on their X-factor - Isaiah Hicks - staying on the floor. If he can cut his foul production, Hicks can be a double double machine.

7. Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin seems like they're a contender every single year, no doubt. They're led by senior forward Nigel Hayes, who's had difficult years from 3 point range in both his sophomore and junior years. He and sophomore forward Ethan Happ are projected by Sports Illustrated to be the most used in the frontcourt for the Badgers. They'll be joined by Vitto Brown at the 1 with Zak Showalter and Bronson Koenig in the backcourt to fill the starting 5 for 2nd year Wisconsin coach Greg Gard. The Badgers will benefit from their returning players, who'll account for almost all the minutes from last year's Sweet 16 squad.

Expect an Elite 8 appearance for Wisconsin.

8. Virginia Cavaliers

The Cavaliers of Virginia, led by head coach Tony Bennett and junior forward Austin Nichols, made it to the Elite 8 last year before being upset by their fellow ACC school, tenth-seeded Syracuse, in a bracket-busting matchup. Two of the starters from last year's team, Anthony Gill and Mike Tobey, are gone.

Nichols and fellow frontcourt forward Isaiah Wilkins will have to find a way to fill that rebounding void left by Tobey and Gill's departure if Virginia looks to return to the Elite 8. If they can't, expect them to get bounced in the round of 32 or the Sweet 16.

9. Purdue Boilermakers

The Boilermakers are still on the hunt for that first tournament game win since 2012.

With the team they have and head coach Matt Painter, this may be the season in which that happens. In the Purdue starting 5 are 2 men who know how to score and rebound, forwards Vincent Edwards and Caleb Swanigan. Last season, it was Swanigan who became only the second Purdue freshman to have 300 points, 200 boards and 50 assists, according to Sports Illustrated. With the loss of AJ Hammons, last year's Big Ten defensive player of the year, Swanigan will have to balance between two positions on the Purdue front line. But with him, a breakthrough is always a possibility for the Boilermakers.

10. Arizona Wildcats

The key to Arizona's success in 2016-17 will be their X-Factor, redshirt freshman Ray Smith.

He's been sidelined the past 2 seasons with ACL tears in each knee. A former top recruit for the Wildcats, Smith can be a terror on the offensive glass. If he can stay healthy, Arizona may go deep into March and possibly survive all the way to Glendale, but that's a generous prediction.

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