The popular sports analytics website KenPom released their yearly predictions and preseason rankings for NCAA men’s basketball teams Sunday.
Wichita State, which finished last season at No. 66, is the No. 62 team heading into the 2019 season. The analytics predict that the team will finish the season with a 19-11 overall record. The website is also predicting the Shockers to be the No. 89 offense in the NCAA and the No. 37 defense.
In the American Athletic Conference, WSU is picked to finish fourth behind Cincinnati, Houston, and Memphis. The Tigers, who racked up the best recruiting class in the country per ESPN, were picked to finish third in the AAC.