#19 TCU Preview 2018-19

The momentum just keeps on building in Fort Worth as Jamie Dixon brings back a potent roster with the chops to compete for a Big-12 title. The Horned Frogs will have to integrate their new wave of young talent with an experienced veteran core, headlined by a healthy Jaylen Fisher at point guard.

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#24 Washington Preview 2018-19

Mike Hopkins’s squad brings back every significant contributor from a year ago. With the Pac 12 as open as ever, how high can the more experienced Huskies climb in this year’s standings?

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#26 Marquette Preview 2018-19

Known for the last two years as a prolific three-point shooting offense but a sieve defense, can Marquette find a little more balance this year? And is Wojo’s seat sneaky-warm?

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#27 Iowa State Preview 2018-19

Last year’s 13-17 debacle marked an abrupt and sour end to a decorated 7-year run of success under Mr. Mayor Fred Hoiberg (2010 - 2015) and Steve Prohm (2015-2017). Now, with the return of Lindell Wigginton and a healthy Nick Weiler-Babb to spearhead a dynamic backcourt, the Clones are primed to restore the magic back to its rightful home in Hilton Coliseum.

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#28 Purdue Preview 2018-19

The Boilermakers were gutted this offseason with the graduation of four senior starters from last year’s 2nd-seeded squad in the NCAA tournament. But Matt Painter’s coaching chops and the return of POTY candidate Carsen Edwards should keep Purdue competitive atop the Big 10 once again in 2018-19.

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#29 UCLA Preview 2018-19

For a coach who has made three Sweet 16s in the past five years, Steve Alford’s seat appears to be heating up. Will a roster rife with talented underclassmen be enough to earn Mr. Alford some job security?

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#30 Indiana Preview 2018-19

The combination of Juwan Morgan’s withdrawal from the NBA draft and Romeo Langford’s decision to stay home for school has Hoosier Hysteria at an all-time high in Bloomington. Can Archie Miller put the pieces together for a run at a Big Ten title and end IU’s 2-year tournament drought?

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#31 Texas Preview 2018-19

No Mo, No problem? Only time will tell if that phrase holds true with the Longhorns losing their supreme shot-swatter to the NBA draft this summer. Texas should once again reload with a stable of athletic guards and wings back in the mix for Shaka Smart’s 4th full season as the leading man in Austin.

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#32 Nebraska Preview 2018-19

The basketball buzz is officially back in Lincoln as Timmy Miles and the boys are riding high off a 22-win season. So, with a top-4 of Glynn Watson, James Palmer, Isaac Copeland and Isaiah Roby all back in the mix, the Cornhuskers could be a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten title race.

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#33 Maryland Preview 2018-19

After being gutted by early NBA Draft entrants this summer, Mark Turgeon must yet again re-stock the talent cupboard in College Park. He brings in another top-tier recruiting class, but must first address the turnover epidemic that plagued the Terrapins far too often last season.

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#34 Wisconsin Preview 2018-19

Wisconsin’s unrivaled consistency hit a bump in the road last season as the Badgers were absent from the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998 (!!!). Now, with a promising sophomore class returning to support low-post aficionado Ethan Happ, Greg Gard has all the pieces he needs to right the ship back on course.

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