This is an especially exciting time to update that storied tradition, known as the top 25 player rankings, for the 201-22 men's college basketball season. We think, we hope, we borderline demand that this will, at last, be a "normal" season.
Junior Drew Timme, freshman Chet Holmgren and senior Andrew Nembhard all made the cut, landing among the top 13 spots. UCLA's Johnny Juzang, a familiar face to Gonzaga fans after he scored 29 points against the Bulldogs in the Final Four, also appears early on the list.
A quick reminder that, as always, this is not a mock draft. It is instead a ranking based purely on a player's anticipated college impact this season.
Here are the top 25 players in the nation for 2021-22: