The 2018-19 College Basketball Season is a few months away, but it is time to to dive into my first rankings of the 2018-19 season! There is no better way to start the preseason than with some Top 25 Rankings! So… let’s get right to it!
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The 2017-18 AP-All American teams have been released, and for the first time ever, three freshman highlight the list of All-Americans. Marvin Bagley III (Duke), Trae Young (Oklahoma), and DeAndre Ayton (Arizona) were all named to the AP All-American First Team after stellar seasons. All three of these freshman will
UPDATED: August 1st, 2018
From now to the start of next season, we will have you up-to-date with each coaching hiring and firing at every program across the country! Below is the most updated list of coaching changes in this year's "Coaching Carousel" !
Leading source: Yahoo Sports
Alabama: Freshman Collin Sexton reportedly among players/families of players who met with or had meals with former ASM employee Christian Dawkins
Arizona: FBI wiretaps caught head coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins discussing $100K payment to ensure freshman DeAndre Ayton went to the school
Auburn: Personnel/former personnel
We are officially half-way through the 2017-18 College Basketball season and what a wild ride it has been! 16 different teams have been ranked in the Top 5 this season and we have seen the #1 team in the country go down 3 times this season, all to unranked opponents
No. 18 Arizona (9-3) seems to have gotten back on track after a rocky start to the season. The Huskies (7-3) could use a quality road win to bolster their murky hopes. Will they get it Thursday night in Tucson?
Kevin Ollie is coaching for his professional life. There’s no point
Well, so much for last week being slow. A multitude of ranked teams fell on Saturday, creating hysteria for our voters. It seems that after finals, some of our ranked teams came out flat. Several of these games ended in dramatic fashion, such as Indiana’s upset win over Notre Dame
Bedlam. That was last week. Five of our top ten teams lost. Some in games you wouldn’t predict in a million years. It’s clear that Christmas came early for college basketball fans, as chaos dominated. We had Florida get trounced by their rival then inexplicably lose to a mid-major. Kansas
Postgame: Butler defeats Utah 81-69
Butler’s offense, powered entirely by their starting lineup, motored past Utah in what may have been their best performance yet. Butler’s record increases to 7-2, and they gain a much needed win come tournament time.
Kelan Martin exploded for 29 points and was getting whatever he wanted
Pregame: Butler Bulldogs vs. Utah Utes
9 ET, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Butler takes on Utah at home and look to extend their winning streak to four games straight. Utah is 6-1 with their only loss coming at the hands of UNLV. The Utes have impressive wins over Missouri and Ole Miss.
Oftentimes, the couple weeks following Thanksgiving can be a slow period in college basketball. The high competition of the early-season tournaments can have some teams looking for reprieve in smaller opponents. Finals are coming up, too, which means teams will usually go at least a week without contesting a game.
What the heck happened to Arizona
On the dawn of November 22, 2017, Arizona was sitting proudly as the #2 team in all the land. And it wasn’t a shaky #2 either, as many voters had given them first place votes, and if someone said they were better than Duke, Kansas,
Monday afternoon, Dana Altman snagged the highest ranked recruit ever in Duck history. Bol Bol is not like any other highly touted recruit. Last week, he made another key announcement in which he will transfer from Mater Dei (CA) to Findlay Prep (NV). He brings a 7'2 frame with a
Last week, the college basketball year truly began, thanks to the Champions’ Classic. Those two battles brought us high-level competition just days into the season. In addition, a couple other ranked teams also saw themselves get beat, or nearly. This includes Northwestern and USC, one of which clung to a
The first weekend is in the past. As per the usual, there wasn’t a ton of drama. Most teams played schools from lower conferences, which served as punching bags and measuring sticks. Though some teams struggled to work through growing pains, such as Kentucky, there shouldn’t be a lot of
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The programs are ready, the courts are so shiny, the fans ready to cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If you aren’t in the College Basketball season spirit, then what are you doing? It has been 7 months since