Kenny Williams

Duke is No. 1 in way-too-early AP rankings for 2018-19

Villanova was clearly college basketball's best team in 2017-18, romping through the NCAA Tournament and capping it with a rout of Michigan in the title game.

Now depression sets in for fans. It's seven long months until the next game.

We've got something to (hopefully) tide you over: A way-too-early Top 25 rankings for next season.

A lot can change between now and then — players go pro, transfer, get hurt — so this is just a best-guess on what we know now:


1. Duke. Marvin Bagley III and Grayson Allen are gone, Wendell Carter Jr. and Trevon Duval could join them. Even so, there's enough coming back and Coach K has another stellar recruiting class...