What this set of rankings gives you is a detailed list of the recruits, players leaving and players returning to each program.
Most importantly, I've also made very conscious choices on the photos for each team. The photos give you an insight as to why they are ranked where they are (especially for #6, not really for #12). But all of the photos resemble positive aspects of each team entering this season.
No explicit data has been used to create these rankings. As I've explained in the past, recent preseason, crowd-sourced rankings have performed almost as well as the final AP poll at predicting the Final Four..