March Madness Is Over, Time to Think About Next Year’s Top 25
Villanova projects to return to top of NCAA class, though they won’t hit next season as favorite to win it all.
In the 2017-18 season, Villanova was clearly the best team in men’s college basketball.
In the 2018-19 season, Villanova projects to be right back at the top of the NCAA class, although they won’t enter next season as a favorite to capture their third national title in four seasons by repeating as champions.
Depending on who you believe, ESPN or The Associated Press, that distinction belongs to either the Kansas Jayhawks or Duke Blue Devils.
In their respective “way-too-early” Top 25 polls for next season, both publications believe Duke and Kansas are the top two teams in the country overall and think Villanova is a solid third.
Rounding out their top five, ESPN has the Kentucky Wildcats and Auburn Tigers while The AP has the Wildcats and University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
Completing the Top 10s of both lists (including the Tigers and Tar Heels) are the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Virginia Cavaliers, Tennessee Volunteers and Nevada Wolf Pack.
Thanks for reading InsideHook. Sign up for our daily newsletter and be in the know.
Suggested for you