CBSSports College Basketball Rankings…Where is Your Team?

Posted: October 13, 2015 by jmklee in Uncategorized releases their preseason college basketball rankings today and with teams practicing the season will be here before you know it.  Here is what CBSSports had to say about your favorite team.

2. Kentucky: The Wildcats are probably the most talented team in the country, but they have some questions to fulfill still. Will Skal Labissiere be eligible? Can all of Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray and Isaiah Briscoe co-exist? Are the freshmen for real? If all the pieces fit together, they’ll have a shot to make another Final Four.

13. Indiana: This is possibly the most talented offensive team in the country. All of the pieces fit together perfectly on that end, with point guard and ringleader Yogi Ferrell taking charge. As long as Thomas Bryant gives them a defensive presence inside, they can make a legitimate run.

20. Notre Dame: Demetrius Jackson lands at No. 20 in our Top 100 (and one) list of the best basketball players in the country, and Zach Auguste is 47th. Both of these guys are going to have big-time seasons.

26. Purdue: The Boilermakers could really sneak up and have a strong year after a great finish to last season. They return A.J. Hammons, Vince Edwards, and a crazy deep guard group. If Caleb Swanigan can make an impact, watch out.

  29. Butler: Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones will Butler Butler to a Butler-like Butler’ing. The Bulldogs are going to be spiteful on defense yet again.

  50. Louisville: Damion Lee could have a good year. There’s also the current scandal. How much does that affect what goes on in the program? No way to tell. But no denying this is the weakest Pitino roster in more than five years.

102. Evansville: D.J. Balentine will key Evansville to a few big-time wins this season. We’re telling you right now: MVC dark horse to win the auto bid.

176. Indiana State: This crew took it slow, averaging 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes in 2014-15, making it the slowest team in the Valley. We’ll say ISU goes from 15 wins last season to 16 this season.

195. IPFW: THE MASTODONS. Stumbled at the end of last season by losing four of their last five. Loses seven guys total between seniors and transfers. Will dip a little bit from 16-15 in ’14-15.

210. Incarnate Word: Denzel Livingston was an under-the-radar star and he’ll be tough to replace, but they return three starters from what’s been a relatively solid team over the past two years. Still no postseason for this group til 2018 though, as they make the transition from D-II to D-1.

254. IUPUI: There was improvement here under Jason Gardner, going from six to 10 wins in his first year in charge with a lot of close losses. Look for another solid uptick here, but they’re still not quite Tourney bound.

271. Ball State: Could surprise, but there is the possibility this team just falls on its face. Won just seven games last season.


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