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You can not drive to the last four unless you have bought a good atlas. GPS does not help you here. This is the tour through the sport that will decide and clean up the best of the best.

Preview 2018-19

CBS Sports & # 39; annual span of the hoops globe offers a map of college basketballand. Each state is represented with the unfortunate exception of the last border. It is unlikely that Alaska will soon go to Division I. Nevertheless there are 50 stops on this route: Washington, D.C., gets representation.

What you see here is a ranking of the top team in every state. This is similar to Risk, the board game. All about dominating your geography. So expect many of the teams that are marked here in the NCAA tournament. The intra-border wars change with the year. The 2018-19-flat for university-style is considerably different in many states than a year ago.

Let's drive.

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Alabama

De Tigers, who qualified as a national title candidate after obtaining a No. 4-seed in the 2018 NCAAs, bring Bryce Brown, Anfernee McLemore, Jared Harper back and bring Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy back from the suspension. It is almost twenty years ago that Auburn was expected to be just as good this season as it is being projected. Bruce Pearl got a contract extension in the spring.

  1. Auburn
  2. Alabama
  3. Jacksonville State
  4. troje
  5. South Alabama
  6. UAB
  7. Samford
  8. North Alabama
  9. State of Alabama
  10. Alabama A & M

Arkansas

The pigs are always the best team in the natural state. With 6-foot-11 Daniel Gafford back, the Razorbacks should have at least one of the five or six most talented players in the SEC – and perhaps the best. Mike Anderson, who has been coaching at Arkansas since 2011, is 151-86.

  1. Arkansas
  2. Arkansas State
  3. Central Arkansas
  4. Small stone
  5. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Arizona

Sean Miller has endured much of the job over the past year and maybe that will continue for the next five months. But on the floor comes the challenge with a new beginning five and a lot of rawness to find out. Yet we think that Arizona is a bit better than Bobby Hurley's Sun Devils in Arizona State. The Wildcats hope that Duke transfer Chase Jeter can show the promise he had as a prospect.

  1. Arizona
  2. Arizona State
  3. Grand Canyon
  4. Northern Arizona

California

Kris Wilkes is a top 100 player and Jaylen Hands could be that. Those sophomores will have a lot of fun besides playing 7-2 freshman Moses Brown. There is always a lot of competition in California for the best team in the state, but UCLA is historic and now the best program. Steve Alford should reach his fifth NCAA tournament in six seasons in Westwood.

  1. UCLA
  2. Southern California
  3. State of San Diego
  4. St. Mary & # 39; s
  5. UC Irvine
  6. UC Davis
  7. San Diego
  8. State Fresno
  9. Stanford
  10. San Francisco
  11. Cal State Fullerton
  12. Pacific
  13. California
  14. Long Beach State
  15. Sacramento State
  16. Santa Barbara
  17. Loyola Marymount
  18. Santa Clara
  19. California Riverside
  20. Cal State Bakersfield
  21. Pepperdine
  22. San Jose State
  23. Cal Poly
  24. Northridge
  25. California Baptist

Colorado

The buffaloes will not be as good as they should be; an injury to second-year center Dallas Walton will be Tad Boyle's team. But look for McKinley Wright IV to improve a great first year season, so much so that he can become the sixth Buff from 2011.

  1. Colorado
  2. Denver
  3. Colorado State
  4. Northern Colorado
  5. Air force

Connecticut

The only real in-state competition of the Huskies is probably Yale, but Dan Hurley has enough on this roster with which UConn should improve the number 1 status in the Nutmeg state. Hurley agreed to a six-year contract of nearly $ 18 million in March when he left Rhode Island. The best player of Huskies is Jalen Adams, who must be Kemba Walker-ish if UConn wants to have a hope at this year's NCAA tournament.

  1. UConn
  2. Hartford
  3. Yale
  4. Quinnipiac
  5. Fairfield
  6. Central state of Connecticut
  7. Sacred Heart

District of Columbia

Patrick Ewing told me that he expects that this season's Hoyas team will have a good combination of the low postoffensive he played in Georgetown and part of the lead-guard attack that he helped guide as an assistant to the Charlotte Bobcats. This will be possible thanks to power forward Jessie Govan and touted freshman point guard James Akinjo.

  1. Georgetown
  2. George Washington
  3. Howard
  4. American

Delaware

The Blue Hens should start as a top-five team in the Colonial Athletic Association race this season. Martin Inglesby is slowly but surely building up the program. It was in rough form when he got the job done. Sophomore Kevin Anderson should be one of the most valuable players in the CAA.

  1. Delaware
  2. Delaware State

Florida

The Seminoles are not short on the Sunshine State competition. But after making the Elite Eight last season and the return of Terance Mann, Trent Forrest, Phil Cofer and David Nichols, this should be a top 25 team for most of the season. Leonard Hamilton goes general for the third consecutive NCAA tournament and seventh place at the FSU.

  1. State of Florida
  2. Florida
  3. UCF
  4. Miami
  5. North Florida
  6. South Florida
  7. Florida Atlantic
  8. FGCU
  9. Bethune-Cookman
  10. Jacksonville
  11. Stetson
  12. Florida International
  13. Florida A & M

Georgia

Not often that a middle march has the status of topdog in the state of Peach. Georgia State is the best team, not least because Georgia State has the best player within the state boundaries: D & # 39; Marcus Simonds is a pro perspective of a season in which he averaged 21.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.7 steels . Down in Athens, Tom Crean rebuilds UGA.

  1. Georgia State
  2. Georgia
  3. Georgia Tech
  4. Georgia Southern
  5. Mercer
  6. Kennesaw State
  7. Savannah State

Hawaii

Only one school in consideration, so Hawaii – in many ways – remains undefeated. Something good is happening in Honolulu. Eran Ganot kept wobbling to a minimum with some NCAA sanctions. Now the Rainbow Warriors become larger and figurative to compete for the Big West crown in a year.

Iowa

After an inevitable start-up season, Cyclone fans are undoubtedly dizzy and pumped to see their logo – not an Iowa Hawkeye – painted inside the state borders. Steve Prohm was able to keep second-year Lindell Wigginton and Cam Lard on the program & # 39; s path. There will not be many second-year combo's that are better than those two. Throw Nick Weiler-Babb, a stat-stuffer extraordinaire, in senior wing, and this team has NCAA tourney ambitions again. Virginia transfers the X-factor from Marial Shayok.

  1. Iowa State
  2. Iowa
  3. Northern Iowa
  4. Drake

Idaho

Idaho has only a few teams, and in most years it is the Broncos of Boise State that are the best. The Leon Rice team will gather after losing one of the best players in program history, Chandler Hutchison, to the NBA. Boise State has one of the most overlooked fantastic players in a multi-bid competition in junior Justinian Jessup.

  1. Boise State
  2. Idaho
  3. Idaho State

Illinois

Last year, Illinois fans got a tad when I chose Illinois State to be better than the Illini. Guess what: it will be like that again. The Redbirds even expect to be better than Loyola-Chicago. They are so chosen here at CBS Sports. Dan Muller hopes to break through to the Big Dance after he has come close several times in recent years.

  1. Illinois State
  2. Loyola-Chicago
  3. Illinois
  4. South Illinois
  5. Bradley
  6. DePaul
  7. Northwestern
  8. Illinois-Chicago
  9. Northern Illinois
  10. Eastern Illinois
  11. West Illinois
  12. SIU-Edwardsville
  13. State of Chicago

Indiana

The Hoosiers are not sure of the best in Indiana, but the course of events, Notre Dame, Purdue and Butler are reasonably clustered just behind IU. Romeo Langford comes closer to play for Archie Miller in Bloomington. Indiana fans pray that this boy can bring a certain magic to this season, the kind of changing presence he had in high school for the past four years.

  1. Indiana
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Purdue
  4. Butler
  5. Ball State
  6. Indiana State
  7. Valparaiso
  8. Purdue Fort Wayne
  9. Evansville
  10. IUPUI

Kansas

The Jayhawks are the number 1 team in the 1-353, so of course they stay on top of the throne in their home state. With Dedric Lawson aligned to be the best player on the team, Kansas could take an unusual route because it will be worn by a big man. Kansas State can be better than it has been in almost a decade. Wichita State is taking a big step back this season.

  1. Kansas
  2. State of Kansas
  3. Wichita State

Kentucky

We have paid much attention to Kentucky, the top team in the Commonwealth, in the build up to the season. But we know you want to know all new names in this team. Firstly, grad transfer Reid Travis is the most important. But the freshmen who will be his factors are: guards Ashton Hagans, Tyler Herro, Immanuel Quickley; forward E.J. Montgomery; and wing Keldon Johnson. Johnson is perhaps the best overall player in the selection.

  1. Kentucky
  2. Western Kentucky
  3. Louisville
  4. Murray State
  5. Northern Kentucky
  6. Eastern Kentucky
  7. Morehead State

Louisiana

Will Wade & # 39; s Bayou Bengals have a full American candidate in second class waiting for Tremont Waters, who gets two complementary, talented big men to facilitate: first-year men Naz Reid and Emmitt Williams. LSU is by far the best team in its state. Waters could end this season as one of two or three real must-see players in college basketball.

  1. LSU
  2. Louisiana
  3. Southeast Louisiana
  4. Louisiana Tech
  5. Tulane
  6. New Orleans
  7. Louisiana-Monroe
  8. McNeese State
  9. Northwestern state
  10. Nicholls State
  11. Grambling
  12. southern

Massachusetts

Here is a surprise! From the Colonial Athletic Association, the Huskies of Northeastern are the top team in the Commonwealth. Junior head guard Vasa Pusica is one of the most difficult match-ups in the CAA because of his 6-5 frame and his long range possibilities. The CAA will be solid at the top of the rankings. Northeastern tries to reach its second NCAA tournament in almost 30 years.

  1. northeast
  2. Harvard
  3. Boston College
  4. Massachusetts
  5. the University of Boston
  6. Holy Cross
  7. UMass Lowell

Maryland

The loss of NBA talent does not mean that Maryland is from its almost permanent position on top of the old line rankings. Anthony Cowan is a guard of the highest level. Cowan's game will earn more respect this season if Bruno Fernando's breakthrough on the frontcourt is as expected. It is reasonable to say that Mark Turgeon is under pressure to return to the NCAAs.

  1. Maryland
  2. Maryland-Baltimore County
  3. Marine
  4. Towson
  5. Loyola-Maryland
  6. Morgan State
  7. Coppin State
  8. Mount St. Mary & # 39; s
  9. Maryland-Eastern Shore

Maine

The Black Bears, the only Division I team in Pine Tree State, is starting a new era with Richard Barron. It is one of the toughest jobs in the nation. Most interesting and refreshing, brought Barron Edniesha Curry, the only female assistant coach in Men's Division I basketball.

Michigan

The best team in the Big Ten could have three of the top 20 players in the league when Cassius Winston, Nick Ward and Joshua Langford join the team in their third year to form a power trio. There are options elsewhere (Foster Loyer may eventually yield a few good minutes), but the success of MSU rests on those players' shoulders.

  1. Michigan State
  2. Michigan
  3. Eastern Michigan
  4. Western Michigan
  5. Oakland
  6. Central Michigan
  7. Detroit

Minnesota

My annual declaration of disbelief: Minnesota, the third largest state by area and the third largest in the population, has only one Division I men's basketball team. The Golden Gophers bring back Jordan Murphy, whose 24 double-doubles led the sport last season. This may / should be an NCAA Tournament team, but the sledding will be bumpy early, because sophomore Eric Curry will be out at least the first month of the season after another operation was needed on his left knee at the end of October.

Missouri

Takes the top spot in Missouri after Mizzou lost Jontay Porter for the season due to ACL and MCL tears. At SLU, Travis Ford introduces a touted first year class, but it is the senior combo of Javon Bess and Drexel that transfers Tramaine Isabell and who will be the bell cows for a program that has been looking for its first NCAA tournament since 2014.

  1. Saint Louis
  2. Missouri
  3. Missouri State
  4. State of Southeast Missouri
  5. UMKC

Mississippi

Few programs of large conferences have endured longer active NCAA Tournament droughts than MSU, which last arrived there in 2009. But everything is apparently secured for the Ben Howland team this season. The best team in Mississippi has a top 100 player in Quinndary Weatherspoon, little brother Nick, and almost 90 percent of the selection comes back from a 25-win team.

  1. State of the Mississippi
  2. Southern Miss
  3. Ole Miss
  4. Jackson State
  5. State of Alcorn
  6. Mississippi Valley State

Montana

The Grizzlies will be a very good mid-major team this season. Ahmadd Rorie, Michael Oguine and Jamar Akoh are probably the numbers 1, 2 and 3 for the best players in the Big Sky – and they all wear Montana uniforms. It has become the custom for every new coach to take this program to get it to the NCAAs. Travis DeCuire has already sealed that; Montana made the Dance last year.

  1. Montana
  2. Montana State

North Carolina

The only debate for Duke is clearly UNC, which does not have as much raw NBA-type talent on its list. But it is possible – easily possible – to end the Tar Heels as the better team from that state. As for Duke, you've probably heard everything about R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson. Well, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones are the other two crucial freshmen. But apart from the first year, the question is: which vets can significantly improve? Marques Bolden, Javin DeLaurier, Alex O & # 39; Connell and Jack White will fight against the new boys for minutes.

  1. Duke
  2. North Carolina
  3. NC state
  4. Davidson
  5. UNC-Greensboro
  6. Wake Forest
  7. Appalachian State
  8. Gardner Webb
  9. UNC-Wilmington
  10. Campbell
  11. Elon
  12. East Carolina
  13. North Carolina Central
  14. High point
  15. Charlotte
  16. Western Carolina
  17. UNC Asheville
  18. North Carolina A & T

North Dakota

Dave Richman has a number of unknown factors in this selection, but competition coaches I spoke with said that it would not be surprising to visit in February and see NDSU in third place in the Summit League.

  1. North Dakota State
  2. North Dakota

Nebraska

Want to give a shout to the basketball fans of the state of Nebraska. The most heated rivalry in hoops at universities for which it does not matter how deep it is, is Nebraska-Creighton. And every year, depending on which team gets the logo, the other fans grab and joke. So they have Bluejays fans. You know that Nebraska is the superior team this season. Tim Miles was fortunate enough to give back many pieces and has a top-five Big Ten team two seasons built from a lot of grid uncertainty.

  1. Nebraska
  2. Creighton
  3. Nebraska Omaha

New Hampshire

The attack by Bill Herrion needs a make-over in the upcoming season. The Wildcats went three consecutive years with 19 or 20 victories before stumbling back to a 10-21 season in 2017-18. UNH can reasonably reach 13 or 14 wins in the next five months.

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Dartmouth

New Jersey

It is not a positive sign for D-I hoops in the Garden State when Seton Hall is the best team in the country and yet it was decided to finish eighth in the 10-team Big East. The hall will, from time to time, be worth a look because of Myles Powell, a second militia whose use rate is increasing thanks to the chambers of Khadeen Carrington, Angel Delgado and Desi Rodriguez. The transfer of Syracuse, Taurean Thompson, is perhaps much better than people think.

  1. Seton Hall
  2. Rider
  3. rutgers
  4. Princeton
  5. Fairleigh Dickinson
  6. St. Peter & # 39; s
  7. Monmouth
  8. New Jersey Tech

New Mexico

The Lobos have a bona fide top-30 transfer this season in former UConn player Vance Jackson. His recording is vital because the transfer by the state of Ohio, JaQuan Lyle, has been wounded for the season. UNM went under Paul Weir last season 19-15 in the first year. De Pit has reason for optimism when Weir season no. 2 starts. A few seniors will prepare combo with a batch of sophomores ready for it.

  1. New Mexico
  2. State of New Mexico

Nevada

This can and should be the best Wolf Pack team in the history of the school. And although Nevada is not UCLA or Kansas or North Carolina, it has a pretty good history for a school where it is located and with its conference dependency. Eric Musselman, the pre-season coach of the year at CBS Sports, has one of the oldest rosters in the country, led by Caleb Martin, Cody Martin, Jordan Caroline and Jazz Johnson. Nevada is a legitimate Final Four contender.

  1. Nevada
  2. UNLV

New York

The Orange have a great trio back, led by Tyus Battle. But could it end with that sophomore Oshae Brissett is the best player for Jim Boeheim's team? Very likely. Guard Frank Howard becomes the maestro. Syracuse is only scary for St. John's, which goes into 2018-19 with more hype and expectation than we have seen for that program in the past 15 years. If only the Red Storm and the Orange (former Big Easts enemies) would play this season.

  1. Syracuse
  2. St. John & # 39; s
  3. buffalo
  4. Hofstra
  5. Canisius
  6. Iona
  7. St. Bonaventure
  8. Colgate
  9. LIU-Brooklyn
  10. Stony Brook
  11. Binghamton
  12. Manhattan
  13. Albany
  14. Cornell
  15. Wagner
  16. Columbia
  17. Army West Point
  18. Niagara
  19. Marist
  20. Fordham
  21. Siena
  22. St. Francis (N.Y.)

Ohio

Mick Cronin is aiming for nine consecutive NCAA tournaments. The Bearcats will turn to Jarron Cumberland, a young offensive weapon of devious skill. Cumberland has become a go-to-guy and will have to be with the rooms of Jacob Evans, Kyle Washington and Gary Clark. Cincy clearly seems to have the best team in Ohio, such as Xavier and the state of Ohio, to take greater steps back after exceptional campaigns last year.

  1. Cincinnati
  2. Xavier
  3. Ohio State
  4. Wright State
  5. Toledo
  6. Miami, Ohio
  7. Kent State
  8. Dayton
  9. Ohio
  10. Akron
  11. Bowling Green
  12. State of Cleveland
  13. Youngstown State

Oklahoma

The Sooners still have the top spot in their state. No Trae Young, but even then, Oklahoma should be a first-team of insults that grows into another version of itself at the beginning of the conference game. Lon Kruger has his next star in Brady Manek.

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Oklahoma State
  3. Tulsa
  4. Oral Roberts

Oregon

Easy to choose, as the ducks should be by far the best in the Beaver State. The Dana Altman team should also be the best in the Pac-12, thanks to a fantastic front line of athletes that includes two of the 20 most hyped first-year students in college basketball (Bol Bol and Louis King). With all those dimensions at the front, it would come as no surprise if point watchman Payton Pritchard worried in the All-American conversation by February when Oregon is in the mix for a number 2 seed.

  1. Oregon
  2. Oregon State
  3. Portland
  4. Portland stands

Pennsylvania

The Keystone state is from Villanova for the imaginable future. The Jay Wright team gets a reload, no rebuild, and the recruitment profits continue to pile up. This season, look for Eric Paschall and Phil Booth to keep the Wildcats stable on their way to what should become a fifth regular championship for the Big East in six seasons. New names to know include first-year sniper Cole Swider, break-out sophomore Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and grad transfer Joe Cremo.

  1. Villanova
  2. Saint Joseph
  3. Temple
  4. Lehigh
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Bucknell
  8. St. Francis (Pa.)
  9. Penn State
  10. Duquesne
  11. Robert Morris
  12. Drexel
  13. La Salle
  14. Lafayette

Rhode Island

Friars fans built their hopes for the occasional reach of the NCAA tournament. PC is now five seasons over and it should be six consecutive points thanks to a solid selection led by Alpha Diallo. First-year student David Duke is the next arrival of Kris Dunn, according to Frères trainer Ed Cooley. Last year URI was the superior program in the Ocean State. Now the brothers are at the top again.

  1. Providence
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Brown
  4. Bryant

South Carolina

Brad Brownell's Tigers should not be a flash in the pan. Clemson descends from his first Big Dance in seven seasons and brings back three seniors (along with 60 percent of the offense). Marcquise Reed is not a concept but is definitely a top-10 player in a competition (the ACC) with more talent than any other conference.

  1. Clemson
  2. South Carolina
  3. Wofford
  4. Charleston
  5. Furman
  6. Charleston Southern
  7. Winthrop
  8. The Citadel
  9. Coastal Carolina
  10. Presbyterian
  11. South Carolina Upstate
  12. South Carolina state

South Dakota

Mike Daum & # 39; s march to 3000 points will happen if he can score less than 24 points this season and the South Dakota State plays at least 32 matches. When that happens, Daum will be one of only nine players (it can be 10 if Campbell's Chris Clemons also pulls out this season) in the D-I history to do this. Amazing that there have been so few. Oh, and by the way, SDSU is good enough this season to get a 10-seed from the Summit League.

  1. South Dakota State
  2. South Dakota

Tennessee

Rick Barnes regains much of the selection that was 26-9 and brought the Vols back to the foreground. Grant Williams is the first SEC player of the year in a decade to return to school the season after winning that prize. Admiral Schofield is the man of a man and gets his share in the pub. Kyle Alexander, a senior of 6-11, could make the big leap and retain the Tennessee elite.

  1. Tennessee
  2. Vanderbilt
  3. Memphis
  4. Belmont
  5. E. Tennessee State
  6. Lipscomb
  7. Chattanooga
  8. Austin Peay
  9. Tennessee Tech
  10. Middle Tennessee
  11. UT Martin
  12. Tennessee State

Texas

The best team in Texas is not the Texas Longhorns or Baylor Bears or Texas Tech Red Raiders. They are the horned frogs of Texas Christian, who have witnessed a revival thanks to the custody of Jamie Dixon. Desmond Bane is a good scorer for this team, but often-wounded Jaylen Fisher will be the force that determines how deep this team can go in March.

  1. TCU
  2. Texas
  3. Houston
  4. Texas Tech
  5. Baylor
  6. SMU
  7. Texas-San Antonio
  8. Stephen F. Austin
  9. North Texas
  10. Texas A & M
  11. Abilene Christian
  12. Texas State
  13. Sam Houston State
  14. Texas-El Paso
  15. Prairie View A & M
  16. Lamar
  17. Texas-Arlington
  18. Texas Southern
  19. Houston Baptist
  20. Texas A & M Corpus Christi
  21. Texas-Rio Grande Valley
  22. Rice
  23. Incarnate Word

Utah

The eternal rivalry between Utah and BYU goes this year to the Cougars. Dave Rose has experience, shooters, size and even some defense. This should be the second best team in the West Coast Conference. BYU will win on given nights, it's just a matter of who gets warm. Nick Emery, Yoeli Childs and T.J. Haws are three of the 10 best players in the WCC.

  1. Brigham Young
  2. Utah
  3. Weber State
  4. Utah State
  5. Utah Valley
  6. Southern Utah

Virginia

Tony Bennett trusts his process and relies on his coaching philosophy to win in the long term. Forget about the disappointments of March. The overall record (219-86 in Virginia) gives credibility to Bennett's credentials. Now he has Kyle Guy back, plus future first-round choice for De & # 39; Andre Hunter. And yet, on many nights we will think away from a UVA game – knowing! – Ty Jerome is the best player for this team.

  1. Virginia
  2. Virginia Tech
  3. Old Dominion
  4. George Mason
  5. Radford
  6. VCU
  7. William & Mary
  8. Richmond
  9. Freedom
  10. James Madison
  11. Hampton
  12. Norfolk State
  13. VMI
  14. Longwood

Vermont

The only Division I program in Green Mountain State has also been one of the most consistent small-major teams in college basketball for the last 16 years. Vermont's average of 23 wins, made six NCAA tournaments and won seven times the champion title of the regular season. And that does not even apply to all times that the Catamounts ended second. John Becker lets it roll up there. Beware of junior Anthony Powers this season.

Washington

The Bulldogs are still ahead of the Washington Huskies, which I expect to push big in the second song under Mike Hopkins. For Mark Few & # 39; s Zags, a heavy blow was announced on Tuesday when we learned that Killian Tillie (an NBA man I would race next year) will miss about two months due to a stress fracture in his left ankle. That will make Gonzaga's noncon all day fatter, but still this team has an attack of talent. Rui Hachimura, Josh Perkins, Zach Norvell Jr., Brandon Clarke, Geno Crandall and more. Perhaps the best collection of talent in GU history.

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Washington
  3. Seattle
  4. the state of Washington
  5. Eastern Washington

Wisconsin

The debate in Wisconsin-versus-Marquette this season could be one of the closer between rivals between states in college hoops. Because Marquette got the superior attack, more experience and a bit more to build on last season, Steve Wojciechowski's team gets the nod here. Markus Howard's star is rising, but look from Sam Hauser and his brother, Joey, who is a freshman. Joseph Chartouny and Ed Morrow arrive on board as transfers. This is the best season for Wojo in Milwaukee.

  1. Marquette
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Green bay
  4. Milwaukee

West Virginia

The Mountaineers have their best competition in a long time, thanks to Jon Elmore and Marshall who appear as an NCAA Tournament team for the second consecutive season. But WVU is still the best in its state and will boast about the sultan of Swat, Sagaba Konate, who last season averaged 3.22 blocks and chose to return to school after testing the NBA Draft waters.

  1. West Virginia
  2. Marshall

Wyoming

The Cowboys have one of the best natural homecourt benefits, as they play at the highest level of every D-I team. There is a player named Justin James, who is a senior small front and perhaps one of the 100 most talented boys in college basketball. Wyoming is not projected as a Nevada match, but if you want a dark horse team to take second place in the Mountain West, this team is the choice.

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