7. Paul VI
Location: Fairfax, Va.
18-19 Record: 27-9
Final Super 25 Rank: NR
Why them: The Panthers return a talented group including freshman point guard Doug McDaniel, who starred for Paul VI after five-star point guard Jeremy Roach went down with a season-ending ACL injury.
Roach isn’t ranked in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25 only because we don’t rank players who haven’t played in the last four months; if he was eligible to be ranked he’d be in the 10-15 range at worst.
With Roach back in the lineup the Panthers instantly become contenders.