With latest commitment, Duke makes huge jump in ESPN preseason rankings Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
DURHAM, NC - MARCH 08: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 93-81 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Duke just got a massive upgrade to its roster this past week thanks to a commitment from Marvin Bagley. He was originally in the class of 2018, but reclassified and graduated early so he could get into next year’s NBA Draft. With his commitment, the team moved up to the top spot of ESPN’s preseason rankings.

The Blue Devils pushed back Arizona from the top spot and should be a top notch team with Bagley, N0. 6 overall recruit Trevon Duval, No. 5 overall player Wendell Carter, No. 8 overall recruit Gary Trent Jr. and three other 4-star recruits in this class. They also have former five-star center Marques Bolden coming back and leader Grayson Allen making a return.

Here’s the full top 25:

  1. Duke
  2. Arizona
  3. Kansas
  4. Michigan State
  5. Kentucky
  6. Louisville
  7. Florida
  8. WVU
  9. Villanova
  10. Wichita State
  11. Miami
  12. USC
  13. UNC
  14. UCLA
  15. Minnesota
  16. Cincinnati
  17. Xavier
  18. Seton Hall
  19. Gonzaga
  20. Northwestern
  21. Notre Dame
  22. Saint Mary’s
  23. Missouri
  24. Butler
  25. Texas
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