John Gasaway ranks teams that have the best shot of winning a national title next season. Louisville, despite the loss of Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, returns enough talent to challenge for a repeat championship.
In the past, being in the starting lineup was considered a status symbol among players. But more and more these days, substituting is becoming chic as top players from some of the nation's best programs make their mark off the bench.
It was almost impossible to live up to the considerable hype, but North Carolina and Kentucky managed to do just that, as the young Wildcats held on to their No. 1 ranking with a one-point win over the Heels.