The top 25 will change a number of times between now and tipoff of the 2012-13 season.
It might change by Thursday, or certainly by April 10 and then again by April 29 for the two draft deadlines (the first for the NCAA, the second for the NBA). Some of the top players will make their decisions and we'll update it when they do. For now, we're assuming a few things, taking into account the underclassmen decisions and coaching changes and projecting what we think might happen in the next few months.
This is the first crack. It's a combined effort by several of my ESPN colleagues. Try not to take it too seriously. We'll take another swing before long.
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