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Ranking the top 25 players in the 2021 Final Four

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Baylor takes down Arkansas to advance to first Final Four in 71 years (1:32)

Davion Mitchell finds MaCio Teague for two big treys late as Baylor defeats Arkansas 81-72 in the Elite Eight. (1:32)

We are down to four teams, and that means it's time to engage in our annual ritual of ranking their players in the 2021 Final Four. Part of this cherished rite of April is calling the result a "top 25" list, even though there are merely 20 starters. The number 25 just lands better, and, hey, there's nothing wrong with sending some love out to the sixth men.

(Truth in advertising. There are actually 26 players here. There was a tie.)

The rules are simple: We place a heavy emphasis on tournament performance because, well, the NCAA tournament is kind of important. As always, this is not a mock draft. Pro potential is another ball of wax entirely.

Here is how we rank the top 25 players at the 2021 Final Four: