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Preseason: Projected Conference Champions

October 31, 2017 1 comment

Dave2015Come Selection Sunday, 68 teams will receive a bid to the 2018 NCAA tournament.  Of those, 32 will be automatic qualifiers, meaning the Selection Committee enters those teams based upon winning their conference title (i.e. tournament).  Although conference tournaments are often unpredictable, below are my projected conference champions – teams that will be a part of our preseason bracket … Read more…

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Preseason: Ten teams that could surprise in ’17-18

October 30, 2017 3 comments

Dave2015Every year a few surprise teams emerge during the college hoops season:  squads that burst on the scene and find themselves in the mix for a bid to the NCAA tournament.  Who might those teams be in 2017-18?  Here are ten candidates.  You may have others.  Note: Teams are listed in alphabetical order, not by rank.

Central Florida – If you’re a hoops junkie, the Golden Knights may already be on your radar.  In addition to massive 7’6″ center Tacko Fall, UCF returns B.J. Taylor and A.J. Davis. They also inherit the services of Aubrey Dawkins, coach Johnny Dawkins’ son, who sat out last year after transferring from Michigan.  If the Knights continue to be a stout defense group, a bid is more than attainable. Read more…

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Preseason: How would you rank the Mountain West?

October 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Dave2015How do you think the Mountain West season will play out?

Will Nevada succeed as the early league favorite?  Will this be a bounce-back season for San Diego State?  Will there be a new challenger?  Will Wyoming surprise?  Will Boise State, Colorado State or UNLV be a contender?  Will New Mexico be back in the mix?

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Preseason: How would you rank the A10?

October 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Dave2015How do you think the Atlantic 10 season will play out?

Will Rhode Island live up to expectations and claim the league title?  Who challenges the Rams?  The league has quite a few question marks.  Will VCU continue its recent NCAA tradition?  Will Saint Joseph’s returning group challenge for a title?  Will St. Bonaventure take another step?  How will new pieces fit together at Saint Louis?

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Preseason: How would you rank the American?

October 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Dave2015How do you think the American (AAC) season will play out?

Will Wichita State’s returning talent be enough for the Shockers to win a league title in their inaugural year?  Will a strong Cincinnati team claim the crown?  Will Central Florida (UCF) take another step toward an NCAA berth?  How will SMU fare given its lack of depth?  Will Temple or Connecticut regain footing atop the league?

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Preseason: How would you rank the SEC?

October 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Dave2015How do you think the SEC season will play out?

Will young, but talented Kentucky win another title?  Will Florida challenge Big Blue for the conference crown?  How will Texas AM and Arkansas rebound from last year?  Will Vanderbilt overcome some key losses?  Will Georgia put enough together to earn a bid on Selection Sunday?  How will a talented, new-look Missouri team fare under new leadership?

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Preseason: How do you rank the Pac-12?

October 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Dave2015How do you think the Pac-12 season will play out?

How confident are you in Arizona?  How seriously will Southern Cal (USC) threatened the Wildcats?  How will off-season investigations affect these two programs?  How will Oregon respond to key losses from last year?  How will UCLA fair after replacing Lonzo Ball and others?  Who will surprise this season?

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