Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Preseason Bracket

1 Seeds
Louisville (ACC)
Michigan St. (Big Ten)
Kentucky (SEC)
North Carolina

2 Seeds
Duke
Maryland
Baylor (Big 12)
Virginia

3 Seeds
Kansas
Seton Hall (Big East)
Oregon (Pac-12)
Ohio St.

4 Seeds
Villanova
Colorado
Utah St. (Mt. West)
St. Mary’s (WCC)

5 Seeds
Gonzaga
Butler
Florida
Cincinnati (American)

6 Seeds
Providence
Arizona
Kansas St.
Memphis

7 Seeds
Illinois
Washington
Tennessee
Iowa

8 Seeds
Xavier
Auburn
Oklahoma St.
Davidson (A-10)

9 Seeds
Texas
UCLA
Syracuse
Texas Tech

10 Seeds
Wisconsin
VCU
LSU
Notre Dame

11 Seeds
Creighton
NC State
Temple*
Purdue*
Marquette*
Indiana*

12 Seeds
Harvard (Ivy)
Loyola Chicago (MVC)
Vermont (Am East)
Western Kentucky (C-USA)

13 Seeds
Belmont (OVC)
East Tennessee St. (Southern)
Charleston (CAA)
Illinois-Chicago (Horizon)

14 Seeds
Bowling Green (MAC)
New Mexico St. (WAC)
CSU Northridge (Big West)
Georgia Southern (Sun Belt)

15 Seeds
Iona (MAAC)
North Dakota St. (Summit)
Weber St. (Big Sky)
Colgate (Patriot)

16 Seeds
Liberty (A-Sun)
Long Island (NEC)
New Orleans (Southland)
Radford (Big South)
Prairie View A&M (SWAC)*
Bethune-Cookman (MEAC)*

*-play-in game

Play-in Games
Temple v Purdue
Marquette v Indiana
New Orleans v Radford
Prairie View A&M v Bethune-Cookman


Big Ten- 8
ACC- 7
Big East- 7
Big 12- 6
Pac-12- 5
SEC- 5
American- 3
A-10- 2
WCC- 2

First Four Out
Oregon St., Florida St., Michigan, Georgetown

Also Considered
BYU, Alabama, South Florida, Wichita St., West Virginia, Penn St., South Carolina, Arizona St., Dayton, New Mexico, Arkansas, USC, Colorado St., UConn, Missouri, Boise St., Rhode Island, Mississippi St., Fresno St., Richmond, Georgia, San Diego St., Houston
St. Houston

Preseason Predictions VII

Big East
Regular Season Champ- Seton Hall
Tournament Locks- Villanova
Possible Tournament Teams- Butler, Providence, Xavier, Creighton, Georgetown, Marquette
The Rest- DePaul, St. John's

First Team All-Big East
G- Kamar Baldwin, Butler
G- Myles Powell, Seton Hall*
G- Markus Howard, Marquette
F- Alpha Diallo, Providence
F- Naji Marshall, Xavier 


Big Ten
Regular Season Champ- Michigan St.
Tournament Locks- Maryland, Ohio St.
Possible Tournament Teams- Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan, Penn St.
The Rest- Minnesota, Rutgers, Northwestern, Nebraska

First Team All-Big Ten
G- Trent Frazier, Illinois
G- Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland
G- Cassius Winston, Michigan St.*
F- Lamar Stevens, Penn St.
F- Kaleb Wesson, Ohio St.


Big 12
Regular Season Champ- Baylor
Tournament Locks- Kansas
Possible Tournament Teams- Kansas St., Oklahoma St., Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia
The Rest- Oklahoma, Iowa St., TCU

First Team All-Big 12
G- Devon Dotson, Kansas
G- Desmond Bane, TCU
F- Xavier Sneed, Kansas St.
F- Cameron McGriff, Oklahoma St.
C- Udoka Azubuike, Kansas


Preseason All-Americans
G- Cassius Winston, Michigan St.*
G- Myles Powell, Seton Hall
G- Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland
F- Jordan Nwora, Louisville
F- Kerry Blackshear Jr., Florida

*- Player of the Year

Preseason Predictions VI

ACC
Regular Season Champ- Louisville
Tournament Locks- UNC, Duke, Virginia
Possible Tournament Teams- Syracuse, Notre Dame, NC State, Florida St., Miami Fl.
The Rest- Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh

First Team All-ACC
G- Tre Jones, Duke
G- Chris Lyke, Miami Fl.
G- Cole Anthony, UNC
F- Jordan Nwora, Louisville*
C- Vernon Carey Jr., Duke
 

SEC
Regular Season Champ- Kentucky
Possible Tournament Teams- Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, LSU, Alabama, South Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi St., Georgia
The Rest- Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vandy

First Team All-SEC
G- Ashton Haggans, Kentucky
G- Breein Tyree, Ole Miss
G- Lamonte Turner, Tennessee
F- Kerry Blackshear Jr., Florida*
F- EJ Montgomery, Kentucky
 

Pac-12
Regular Season Champ- Oregon
Tournament Locks- Colorado
Possible Tournament Teams- Arizona, Washington, UCLA, Oregon St., Arizona St., USC
The Rest- Stanford, Utah, Washington St., California

First Team All-Pac-12
G- Payton Pritchard, Oregon
G- Tyler Bey, Colorado*
G- Josh Green, Arizona
F- Tres Tinkle, Oregon St.
C- Isaiah Stewart, Washington

*-Player of the Year

Monday, November 04, 2019

Preseason Predictions V

WCC
Regular Season Champ- St. Mary's
Tournament Locks- Gonzaga
Possible Tournament Teams- BYU
The Rest- San Francisco, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Portland, San Diego, Pacific

Player of the Year- Jordan Ford, St. Mary's


Southern
Regular Season Champ- East Tennessee St.
Other Contedners- Furman, Wofford, UNC Greensboro
The Rest- Samford, Western Carolina, Mercer, Chattanooga, VMI, The Citadel

Player of the Year- Jeremy Rodriguez, East Tennessee St.


Sun Belt
Regular Season Champ- Georgia Southern
Other Contenders- UT Arlington, Texas St., South Alabama
The Rest- Georgia St., Coastal Carolina, Little Rock, Louisiana, UL Monroe, Appalachian St., Arkansas St., Troy

Player of the Year- Josh Ajayi, South Alabama


Summit
Regular Season Champ- North Dakota St.
Other Contenders- Oral Roberts, Omaha
The Rest- South Dakota, Western Illinois, South Dakota St., IPFW, North Dakota, Denver

Player of the Year- Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts


WAC
Regular Season Champ- New Mexico St.
Other Contenders- Seattle
The Rest- Grand Canyon, Utah Valley, UMKC, Cal Baptist, UT Rio Grande Valley, CSU Bakersfield, Chicago St.

Player of the Year- Terrell Brown, Seattle


Southland
Regular Season Champ- New Orleans
Other Contenders- Houston Baptist, Central Arkansas, Sam Houston St.
The Rest- Abilene Christian, Lamar, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Stephen F. Austin, SE Louisiana, Northwestern St., McNeese, Nicholls, Incarnate Word

Player of the Year- Ian DuBose, Houston Baptist

Preseason Predictions IV

Mt. West
Regular Season Champ- Utah St.
Possible Tournament Teams- New Mexico, Colorado St., Boise St., Fresno St., San Diego St.
The Rest- Air Force, UNLV, Nevada, Wyoming, San Jose St.

Player of the Year- Sam Merrill, Utah St.
 

MVC
Regular Season Champ- Loyola Chicago
Other Contenders- Northern Iowa, Bradley, Drake, Missouri St.
The Rest- Indiana St., Valparaiso, Southern Illinois, Evansville, Illinois St.

Player of the Year- AJ Green, Northern Iowa


OVC
Regular Season Champ- Belmont
Other Contenders- Murray St., Eastern Illinois
The Rest- Morehead St., Jacksonville St., Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, SIU Edwardsville, Tennessee Tech, Southeast Missouri St., Tennessee Martin, Tennessee St.

Player of the Year- Nick Muszynski, Belmont

 
Patriot
Regular Season Champ- Colgate
Other Contenders- Bucknell, American
The Rest- Loyola Maryland, Boston U, Lafayette, Lehigh, Army, Holy Cross, Navy

Player of the Year- Sa'eed Nelson, American

 
NEC
Regular Season Champ- Long Island
Other Contenders- Sacred Heart, Mount St. Mary's, St. Francis PA, Fairleigh Dickinson, Robert Morris
The Rest- St. Francis NY, Bryant, Wagner, Central Connecticut St., Merrimack

Player of the Year- Raiquan Clark, Long Island

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Preseason Predictions III

MAC
Regular Season Champ- Bowling Green
Other Contenders (East)- Kent St., Miami OH
Other Contenders (West)- Central Michigan, Northern Illinois
The Rest (East)-Akron, Buffalo, Ohio
The Rest (West)- Ball St., Toledo, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan

Player of the Year- Eugene German, Northern Illinois


MAAC 
Regular Season Champ- Iona
Other Contenders- Rider, Manhattan, Monmouth
The Rest- Quinnipiac, Siena, Fairfield, St. Peter's, Canisius, Marist, Niagara

Player of the Year- Jalen Pickett, Siena


Ivy
Regular Season Champ- Harvard
The Rest- Princeton, Penn, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, Cornell

Player of the Year- Bryce Aiken, Harvard


MEAC
Regular Season Champ- Bethune-Cookman
Other Contenders- Morgan St., NC Central
The Rest- Florida A&M, South Carolina St., Howard, Norfolk St., North Carolina A&T, MD Eastern Shore, Coppin St., Delaware St.

Player of the Year- Cletrell Pope, Bethune-Cookman
 

SWAC
Regular Season Champ- Prairie View A&M
The Rest- Jackson St., Alabama St., Alcorn St., Texas Southern, Grambling, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Southern, Mississippi Valley St., Alabama A&M

Player of the Year- Devonte Patterson, Prairie View A&M

Preseason Predictions II

Conference USA
Regular Season Champ- Western Kentucky
Other Contenders- UTSA, Old Dominion
The Rest- Florida International, Rice, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee St., Florida Atlantic, UAB, North Texas, UTEP, Southern Miss, Charlotte

Player of the Year- Keaton Wallace, UTSA


Colonial
Regular Season Champ- Charleston
Other Contenders- Towson, Hofstra, James Madison
The Rest- Northeastern, William & Mary, Delaware, Drexel, Elon, UNC Wilmington

Player of the Year- Grant Riller, Charleston 


Horizon
Regular Season Champ- Illinois-Chicago
Other Contenders- Youngstown St., Green Bay, Northern Kentucky, Wright St., Oakland
The Rest- Milwaukee, Detroit, IUPUI, Cleveland St.

Player of the Year- Xavier Hill-Mais, Oakland
 

Big West
Regular Season Champ- CSU Northridge
Other Contenders- UC Irvine
The Rest- Hawaii, UCSB, CSU Fullerton, UC Davis, Long Beach St., UC Riverside, Cal Poly 

Player of the Year- Lamine Diane, CSU Northridge


Big South
Regular Season Champ- Radford
Other Contenders- UNC Asheville, Hampton, Charleston Southern, Winthrop, Gardner-Webb
The Rest- High Point, Presbyterian, Longwood, USC Upstate, Campbell

Player of the Year- Jermaine Marrow, Hampton