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247Sports Lists Kansas as No. 1 in Way-Too-Early Big 12 Power Rankings

Kansas Basketball: Hunter Dickinson

With three starters set to return to the Kansas Jayhawks ahead of the 2024-25 season, 247Sports has ranked the team as No. 1 in its “Way-Early Big 12 Power Rankings.”

Hunter Dickinson, DaJuan Harris Jr., and KJ Adams are back for KU, alongside incoming transfers AJ Storr (Wisconsin) and Rylan Griffen (Alabama).

Head Coach Bill Self completed his 20th season leading the Jayhawks after a disappointing ending last year, losing to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


During his career at Kansas, Self’s record was 562-132 while producing several NBA talents, such as Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid.

Houston came in at No. 2 on the list even after losing All-American guard Jamal Shead, who left for the 2024 NBA Draft. LJ Cryer and Oklahoma transfer Milos Uzan look to lead the way in the backcourt for the Cougars.


Iowa State, Baylor, and Arizona made the top five. Cincinnati, who makes the list at No. 6, is expected to make a jump next season under Wes Miller next season with the addition of Texas transfer Dillon Mitchell, who averaged 9.6 points and 7.5 rebounds with the Longhorns. The Bearcats return leading scorer Dan Skillings Jr., who put up 12.9 points per contest.

Texas Tech, TCU, BYU, and Kansas State close out the top 10 on the list.

Here’s a quick look at the entire rankings, courtesy of 247Sports.com.

  1. Kansas
  2. Houston
  3. Iowa State
  4. Baylor
  5. Arizona
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Texas Tech
  8. TCU
  9. BYU
  10. Kansas State
  11. UCF
  12. West Virginia
  13. Arizona State
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Utah
  16. Colorado

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