#10 Texas Tech 2019-20 Preview

Fresh off a trip to the national title game, Chris Beard and Texas Tech have largely earned the “stick them in the top 15 and don’t ask questions” reputation in the preseason. Still, this roster has plenty of turnover, so newcomers will need to rise into key roles…

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#11 Villanova 2019-20 Preview

You know you got it rolling when a conference championship is labeled as a *down year*. Jay Wright has officially elevated Nova to first class status as he sets out to rule the Big East yet again behind a star-studded crop of freshmen.

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#14 Baylor 2019-20 Preview

It was a tale of two seasons for the Bears last year, but with an outstanding and deep frontcourt returning plus a potential star guard in Jared Butler, we’re betting on the “good” version of Scott Drew’s team showing up consistently in 2019-20…

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#15 Xavier 2019-20 Preview

The Travis Steele era got off to a rocky start, but a sizzling hot finish has the X-Men eyeing a banner year in Cincinnati. Can the Muskies parlay last year’s momentum into a Big East championship run in 2020?

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#17 Arizona 2019-20 Preview

After missing the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in nearly 40 years, it’s time for Sean Miller and the Wildcats to turn the page. Can hometown hero and point guard prodigy Nico Mannion be the savior Arizona needs to return to glory in 2020?

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#18 Seton Hall 2019-20 Preview

Myles Powell’s evolution into a human flamethrower helped Kevin Willard notch his fourth straight trip to the dance… With everyone of importance back in the saddle for 2020, the Pirates won’t be sneaking up on anyone as they look to break through for a second weekend run in the NCAA Tournament.

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#19 Creighton 2019-20 Preview

2019 was a roller coaster ride for Creighton, but a 5-game win streak to close out the year helped the Jays salvage a respectable season. Can a burgeoning group of guards bring stability to the backcourt and make some noise in the Big East title chase?

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#20 Memphis 2019-20 Preview

Penny Hardaway has officially arrived in Memphis. The Tigers and their #1 recruiting class are going to live on ESPN this year, so you might as well get to know them today…

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#21 Saint Mary's 2019-20 Preview

After Gonzaga laid waste to the WCC during the regular season, the Gaels got the last laugh when they stunned the Zags in the WCC championship game. With a burgeoning superstar in Jordan Ford back to lead the charge, can Saint Mary’s outlast the arch nemesis for an outright conference crown?

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#24 Utah State 2019-20 Preview

Utah State swept the Mountain West All-Conference awards, bringing the Coach of the Year (Craig Smith), Player of the Year (Sam Merrill) and Defensive Player of the Year (Neemias Queta) hardware back to Logan. With that terrific triad still in place, can the Aggies seize their first outright conference crown since 2011?

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#28 Texas 2019-20 Preview

Ladies and gentlemen, your reigning National (Invitational Tournament) Champions! Texas has struggled to find consistency under Shaka Smart, but the addition of Luke Yaklich to help coordinate the defense and the growth of the Longhorns’ young guards are encouraging signs entering 2019-20…

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#29 Mississippi 2019-20 Preview

The Runnin’ Rebels returned to the Big Dance in Kermit Davis’s debit, but their stay was extremely short-lived. Can a potent backcourt and two key JUCO additions push Mississippi into Round 2 and beyond this year?

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