7. Ohio State

It is not easy to replace a player like Jared Sullinger. For the past two years, Sullinger was a consistent force in his hometown of Columbus, a dominant post scorer and rebounder on both ends of the floor. Life without Sully will require an adjustment, but it's one Ohio State has the talent to make. Forward Deshaun Thomas is as pure a scorer as you'll find anywhere in the country, and his new, trimmer frame should make him more versatile everywhere on the floor. Aaron Craft will again lead -- and play dominant perimeter defense -- from the point guard spot. With that duo leading the way, the Buckeyes will be more perimeter-oriented and (probably) faster. We'll see whether a coterie of young role players can step up and the changes will result in another successful season. -- Eamonn Brennan