The 2016-17 college Basketball season begins, without legendary women's coach Pat Summitt and with some controversy, on Veterans Day -- November 11th -- with the 2K Sports Classic at New York's Madison Square Garden. With tip-off on the horizon, fans are wondering....who are the top teams in college basketball? Ready or not, here come the preseason top 25!

1. Oregon Ducks

To quote the theme song from 'DuckTales' -- life is like a hurricane in Eugene, Oregon. The Oregon Ducks are primed to reach the Final Four for the first time in 77 years, dating back to the start of World War II. They are led by redshirt senior point guard Dylan Ennis, who was forced to sit on the sidelines after breaking his left foot 2 games into the season.

Now the Ducks have amassed enough veteran talent in the likes of Dillon Brooks, Chris Boucher, Jordan Bell and Kavell Bigby-Williams, to be a legitimate title threat. Don't be too surprised if the Ducks make it all the way to Glendale in April.

2. Villanova Wildcats

The defending National Champions are as sharp as ever under head coach Jay Wright. In the potent Villanova Wildcat backcourt is senior standout Josh Hart and Jalen Brunson. Combined, the duo's projected by Sports Illustrated to score 30 points, dish out 6 assists and pull down 10 rebounds a game. They are the playmakers for this Villanova team. The guys they'll be making those plays for include last year's title game hero Kris Jenkins.

Jenkins just needs to do what he did last year and there'll be another Final Four appearance for the boys from Philly.

3. Kentucky Wildcats

Nobody knows how to recruit and reload much like Kentucky head coach John Calipari. Even by Calipari's high standards, this freshman class is pretty good. Kentucky lost 5 of its top 7 scorers from last season to the NBA.

However, they bounced right back by recruiting 5 stars -- 4 of whom are McDonald's All-Americans -- good enough to bring Kentucky to the Final Four in Glendale. Among that young, fresh talent are guards De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk. Kentucky will be an interesting watch for sure to see how these young guys grow and develop as players.

4. Duke Blue Devils

In the #4 hole, we have the old stalwarts, the Blue Devils of Duke University headed by Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is about to start his 37th season as the leader in Durham. The Blue Devils look ready and raring to go for another shot at a national title. Heading up the starting 5 is junior guard Grayson Allen. This off-season, Allen's lone priority: cut his sugar intake. It was a challenge for the guard, but he's quicker than last season and also 10 pounds lighter. He and fellow starting guard Matt Jones are the elder statesmen in Durham. They will be ones called upon to help lead the Blue Devils back to the national title.

5. Kansas Jayhawks

Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!

Rounding out the top 5 is the alma mater of Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers, the University of Kansas. Head coach Bill Self is in his 14th season and in practice, he prefers to pit his guards against each other. But when he needs his star guards -- Frank Mason III and Devonte' Graham -- on the same team, he usually calls for "the two littles," according to Sports Illustrated. Self also has the #1 prospect in last year's high school class -- Josh Jackson. Since his arrival in June, the projected 2017 #1 pick has bulked up. The Jayhawks are close to contending for a title, they're just not there quite yet. This is a 'wait 'til next year' case.

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