Friday, November 10, 2017

Preseason Bracket

1 Seeds
Michigan St. (Big Ten)
Arizona (Pac-12)
Duke (ACC)
Kansas (Big 12)

2 Seeds
Villanova (Big East)
Wichita St. (American)
Louisville
Kentucky (SEC)

3 Seeds
Purdue
Miami Fl.
Notre Dame
West Virginia

4 Seeds
North Carolina
Gonzaga (WCC)
Providence
USC

5 Seeds
Minnesota
Seton Hall
Cincinnati
Iowa

6 Seeds
Florida
Rhode Island (A-10)
St. Mary’s
Northwestern

7 Seeds
Virginia
Maryland
Xavier
UCLA

8 Seeds
Florida St.
Creighton
Michigan
Oregon

9 Seeds
VCU
Virginia Tech
Georgia
Oklahoma St.

10 Seeds
Butler
Missouri
Texas A&M
Nevada (Mt. West)

11 Seeds
Arizona St.
Arkansas
Texas
Temple*
Wisconsin*

12 Seeds
UConn*
Baylor*
Charleston (CAA)
Bucknell (Patriot)
Georgia Southern (Sun Belt)

13 Seeds
Middle Tennessee St. (C-USA)
Western Michigan (MAC)
Oakland (Horizon)
Furman (Southern)

14 Seeds
Bradley (MVC)
Princeton (Ivy)
Iona (MAAC)
Belmont (OVC)

15 Seeds
Denver (Summit)
Radford (Big South)
Idaho (Big Sky)
CS Fullerton (Big West)

16 Seeds
Albany (Am East)
Grand Canyon (WAC)
Long Island (NEC)*
Hampton (MEAC)*
Lipscomb (A-Sun)*
Texas Southern (SWAC)*

*-play-in game

Play-in Games
Temple v Wisconsin
UConn v Baylor
Long Island v Hampton
Lipscomb v Texas Southern

ACC- 8
Big Ten- 8
Big East- 6
SEC- 6
Big 12- 5
Pac-12- 5
American- 4
A-10- 2
WCC- 2

In

Out

Strongly Considered
Vandy, Boise St., St. Bonaventure, Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Stanford, St. John’s

Also Considered
TCU, SMU, Wake Forest, Oklahoma, Utah, Houston, Ohio St., Fresno St., Richmond, Penn St., Indiana, Dayton, Wyoming, BYU, Tulsa, St. Joseph’s, San Francisco, UCF, Oregon St.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Preseason Predictions VIII

All-American Team
G- Allonzo Trier, Arizona
G- Miles Bridges, Michigan St.*
F- Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame
F- Tres Tinkle, Oregon St.
C- Angel Delgado, Seton Hall

*-National Player of the Year



Conference Players of the Year

A-10Jaylen AdamsSt. Bonaventure
Am EastDavid NicholsAlbany
AmericanRob Gray Jr.Houston
ACCBonzie ColsonNotre Dame
A-SunGarrison MathewsLipscomb
Big 12Jevon CarterWest Virginia
Big EastAngel DelgadoSeton Hall
Big SkyTyler HallMontana St.
Big SouthChris ClemonsCampbell
Big TenMiles BridgesMichigan St.
Big WestGabe VincentUCSB
CAAJoe ChealeyCharleston
C-USAJon ElmoreMarshall
HorizonMartez WalkerOakland
IvySteven SpiethBrown
MAACTyler NelsonFairfield
MACThomas WilderWestern Michigan
MEACPhillip CarrMorgan St.
MVCAlize JohnsonMissouri St.
Mt. WestChandler HutchinsonBoise St.
NECDarian AndersonFDU
OVCJonathan StarkMurray St.
Pac-10Allonzo TrierArizona
PatriotZach ThomasBucknell
SECMichael Porter Jr.Missouri
SouthernDevin SibleyFurman
SouthlandJordan HowardCentral Arkansas
SWACParis CollinsJackson St.
SummitMike DaumSouth Dakota St.
Sun BeltBryce WashingtonLouisiana
WCCJock LandaleSt. Mary's
WACJoshua BraunGrand Canyon

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Preseason Predictions VII

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

First Team All-Big 12
G- Jevon Carter, West Virginia*
G- Devonte' Graham, Kansas
G- Jeffrey Carroll, Oklahoma St.
F- Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU
F- Zach Smith, Texas Tech 

*-Player of the Year


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

First Team All-Pac-12
G- Allonzo Trier, Arizona*
G- Torian Graham, Arizona St.
F- Tres Tinkle, Oregon St.
F- Reid Travis, Stanford
C- Thomas Welsh, UCLA

*-Player of the Year


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

First Team All-SEC
G- Daryl Macon, Arkansas
G- Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi St.
F- Michael Porter Jr., Missouri*
F- Yante Maten, Georgia
C- Tyler Davis, Texas A&M

*-Player of the Year

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Preseason Predictions VI

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

First Team All-ACC
G- Joel Berry II, North Carolina
G- Grayson Allen, Duke
F- Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame*
F- Marvin Bagley III, Duke
C- Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech

*-Player of the Year


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

First Team All-Big East
G- Jalen Brunson, Villanova
G- Marcus Foster, Creighton
G- Trevon Bluiett, Xavier
F-  Rodney Bullock, Providence
C- Angel Delgado, Seton Hall*

*-Player of the Year


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

First Team All-Big Ten
G- Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern
G- Miles Bridges, Michigan St.*
F- Jae'Sean Tate, Ohio St. 
F- Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
C- Isaac Haas, Purdue

*-Player of the Year

Monday, November 06, 2017

Preseason Predictions V

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

Player of the Year- Rob Gray Jr., Houston


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

Player of the Year- Jock Landale, St. Mary's


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

Player of the Year- Chandler Hutchinson, Boise St.


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

Player of the Year- Bryce Washington, Louisiana


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

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


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

Player of the Year- Joshua Braun, Grand Canyon

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Preseason Predictions IV

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

Player of the Year- Jonathan Stark, Murray St.


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

Player of the Year- Zach Thomas, Bucknell


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

Player of the Year- Devin Sibley, Furman


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

Player of the Year- Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas


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

Player of the Year- Paris Collins, Jackson St.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Preseason Predictions III

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

Player of the Year- Alize Johnson, Missouri St.


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

Player of the Year- Tyler Nelson, Fairfield


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

Player of the Year- Thomas Wilder, Western Michigan


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

Player of the Year- Phillip Carr, Morgan St.


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

Player of the Year- Darian Anderson, FDU