College hoops are almost here
Cassius Winston. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images
The 2019-20 college basketball season begins on Nov. 5 with an epic double-header at Madison Square Garden, as No. 4 Duke battles No. 3 Kansas and No. 2 Kentucky takes on No. 1 Michigan State.
All-America team: Cassius Winston, who led Michigan State to the Final Four last season and is the country's preeminent floor general, was this year's only consensus selection.
- G: Cassius Winston, Michigan State (Senior)
- G: Markus Howard, Marquette (Senior)
- G: Myles Powell, Seton Hall (Senior)
- F: Jordan Nwora, Louisville (Junior)
- C: James Wiseman, Memphis (Freshman)
Top 25: Winston's Spartans are No. 1 in the preseason poll for the first time in program history, while defending champion Virginia is slotted at No. 11.
- 1-5: Michigan State, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, Louisville
- 6-10: Florida, Maryland, Gonzaga, UNC, Villanova
- 11-15: Virginia, Seton Hall, Texas Tech, Memphis, Oregon
- 16-20: Baylor, Utah State, Ohio State, Xavier, Saint Mary's
- 21-25: Arizona, LSU, Purdue, Auburn, VCU