Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Preseason Bracket

1 Seeds
Duke (ACC)
North Carolina
Michigan St. (Big Ten)
Kansas (Big 12)

2 Seeds
Villanova (Big East)
Kentucky (SEC)
Kansas St.
Tennessee

3 Seeds
Florida
Virginia
Washington (Pac-12)
Gonzaga (WCC)

4 Seeds
Oregon
Virginia Tech
Auburn
West Virginia

5 Seeds
Wisconsin
Syracuse
UCLA
Providence

6 Seeds
Nevada (Mt. West)
Iowa
Marquette
Butler

7 Seeds
St. Louis (A-10)
Cincinnati (American)
USC
Mississippi St.

8 Seeds
UCF
Michigan
Indiana
Texas

9 Seeds
Florida St.
Davidson
UConn
Utah

10 Seeds
Notre Dame
Purdue
TCU
Clemson

11 Seeds
BYU
Alabama
Arizona*
Nebraska*
LSU*
Georgetown*

12 Seeds
Illinois St. (MVC)
Buffalo (MAC)
Marshall (C-USA)
Northeastern (CAA)

13 Seeds
Rider (MAAC)
Wofford (Southern)
Georgia St. (Sun Belt)
South Dakota St. (Summit)

14 Seeds
Belmont (OVC)
Harvard (Ivy)
Vermont (Am East)
Stephen F. Austin (Southland)

15 Seeds
Wright St. (Horizon)
Montana (Big Sky)
CSU Fullerton (Big West)
Lehigh (Patriot)

16 Seeds
New Mexico St. (WAC)
Radford (Big South)
Lipscomb (A-Sun)*
St. Francis (PA) (NEC)*
Bethune-Cookman (MEAC)*
Grambling St. (SWAC)*

*-play-in game

Play-in Games
Arizona v Nebraska
LSU v Georgetown
Lipscomb v St. Francis (PA)
Bethune-Cookman v Grambling St.

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

In

Out

First Four Out
Temple, Texas Tech, Iowa St., St. John’s

Also Considered
Penn St., Maryland, Boston College, Louisville, Houston, Memphis, Miami Fl., Georgia, Seton Hall, Xavier, San Diego St., St. Mary’s, NC State, Vanderbilt, Creighton, Ohio St., Oregon St., George Mason, Colorado, Arizona St., Minnesota, Richmond, Rhode Island, Stanford, Wichita St., St. Joseph’s, San Diego

Preseason Predictions VII

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

First Team All-Big East
G- Markus Howard, Marquette
G- Shamorie Ponds, St. John's*
G- Myles Powell, Seton Hall
F- Eric Paschall, Villanova
C- Jessie Govan, Georgetown

*-Player of the Year


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

First Team All-ACC
G- Tyus Battle, Syracuse
G- Ky Bowman, Boston College
F- RJ Barrett, Duke
F- Luke Maye, North Carolina*
F- Zion Williamson, Duke

*-Player of the Year


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

First Team All-Big 12
G- Barry Brown Jr., Kansas St.
G- Lindell Wigginton, Iowa St.
F- Dedric Lawson, Kansas*
F- Dean Wade, Kansas St.
F- Sagaba Konate, West Virginia

*-Player of the Year

Monday, November 05, 2018

Preseason Predictions VI

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

First Team All-Big Ten
G- James Palmer Jr., Nebraska
G- Romeo Langford, Indiana
G- Carsen Edwards, Purdue*
F- Jordan Murphy, Minnesota
F- Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

*- Player of the Year


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

First Team All-SEC
G- Jalen Hudson, Florida
G- Bryce Brown, Auburn
F- Grant Williams, Tennessee
F- PJ Washington, Kentucky
F- Reid Travis, Kentucky*

*-Player of the Year


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

First Team All-Pac-12
G- Payton Pritchard, Oregon
G- Kris Wilkes, UCLA
F- Noah Dickerson, Washington*
F- Robert Franks, Washington St.
F- Tres Tinkle, Oregon St.

*-Player of the Year

Preseason Predictions V

American
Regular Season Champ- Cincinnati
Possible Tournament Teams- UCF, UConn, Temple, Houston, Memphis, Wichita St.
The Rest- Tulsa, SMU, East Carolina, Tulane, South Florida

Player of the Year- Jalen Adams, UConn


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

Player of the Year- Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga


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

Player of the Year- D'Marcus Simonds, Georgia St.


Summit
Regular Season Champ- South Dakota St.
The Rest- South Dakota, Denver, Fort Wayne, Omaha, Oral Roberts, North Dakota St., Western Illinois, North Dakota

Player of the Year- Mike Daum, South Dakota St.


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

Player of the Year- Alessandro Lever, Grand Canyon


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

Player of the Year- Ivy Smith Jr., Grambling St.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Preseason Predictions IV

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

Player of the Year- Fletcher Magee, Wofford
 

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

Player of the Year- Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin


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

Player of the Year- Dylan Windler, Belmont
 

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

Player of the Year- Sa'eed Nelson, American


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

Player of the Year- Keith Braxton, St. Francis (PA)

Preseason Predictions III

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

Player of the Year- Jordan Caroline, Nevada


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

Player of the Year- Milik Yarbrough, Illinois St.


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

Player of the Year- CJ Massinburg, Buffalo


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

Player of the Year- Dimencio Vaughn, rider


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

Player of the Year- Isaiah Bailey, Bethune-Cookman

Friday, November 02, 2018

Preseason Predictions II

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

Player of the Year- Justin Wright-Foreman, Hofstra


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

Player of the Year- Jon Elmore, Marshall


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

Player of the Year- Drew McDonald, Northern Kentucky


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

Player of the Year- Kyle Allman, CSU Fullerton


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

Player of the Year- Myles Stephens, Princeton