True rankings don't tell the whole story, but typically Duke and Kentucky are top 10 despite losing anywhere between 2-5 players a year to the NBA draft. You can't do that without consistently bringing in highly ranked players. If you don't have great talent, its really hard to stay relevant. Occasionally, you will see a team like Loyola-Chicago a few years ago where the right mix of players and scheme come together and make a run. On the other hand, a team like Kentucky can bring in 5 top 30 players every year, and figure it out from there. It's easier to be Kentucky than Loyola-Chicago. Fit matters, but it matters less.Team needs balance and adding the ratings doesn’t reflect positions. Groce never had a highly rated center or PG. BU has already recruited two better centers (although one not highly rated) And four better PG’s than Groce ever had. Ratings are indicator but if they told the whole story Kentucky, Duke, etc would win every year. Part of evaluation must be fit for the team.