Gonzaga deserves to be considered the top dog until further notice. The Bulldogs have a returning star in swingman Corey Kispert, stable complimentary pieces in Joel Ayayi and Drew Timme and remarkable newcomers, which include five-star guard Jalen Suggs, Southern Illinois transfer Aaron Cook and big man Oumar Ballo. Remember the name Anton Watson on this roster as well.
Jay Wright has a prototypical Villanova roster on campus, led by three guards in Collin Gillespie, Justin Moore and Tulane transfer Caleb Daniels, who are all more capable scorers than given credit for. The front-court will miss Saddiq Bey, yet there’s more than enough in the tank between Jermaine Samuels, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Cole Swider.