RSN 2020 Preseason Awards and Predictions

 

National Championship

National ChampionNational Runner Up
Villanova Wisconsin

National Player of the Year 

Ayo Dosunmu, G, Illinois

NCAA All-American First Team

Ayo Dosunmu, G, Illinois
Jared Butler, G, Baylor
Luka Garza, F, Iowa
Marcus Zegarowski, G, Creighton
Cade Cunningham, G, Oklahoma State

NCAA All-American Second Team

Corey Kispert, F, Gonzaga
Remy Martin, G, Arizona State
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, F, Villanova
Sam Hauser, F, Virginia
Nate Reuvers, F, Wisconsin

NCAA All-American Third Team

Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, Indiana
Marcus Garrett, G, Kansas
BJ Boston, F, Kentucky
Isaiah Livers, F, Michigan
Fatts Russell, G, Rhode Island

Top Sleepers & Players to Watch

Derrick Alston Jr., F, Boise State Oscar Tshiebwe, F, West Virginia
Jalen Crutcher, G, Dayton Jordan Goodwin, G, Saint Louis
Koby McEwen, G, Marquette Eugene Omoruyi, F, Oregon
Malik Hall, F, Michigan State Adam Miller, G, Illinois
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RSN 2020 Preseason Awards and Predictions

RSN Bracketology Preseason Bracket V.1 (Updated 11/25)

Welcome back to RSN for another season of projections! Hoping for a more optimal outcome than last year and a successful 2020-21 college basketball season. Here is our first projection of this year’s field:

BOLD = Projected Conference Winner

South                                 West                             Midwest                           East

1. Baylor 1. Gonzaga 1. Kansas 1. Virginia
2. Duke 2. Michigan St. 2. Wisconsin 2. Villanova
3. Iowa 3. Tennessee 3. Kentucky 3. Illinois
4. Creighton 4. Oregon 4. Florida State 4. Texas Tech
5. Houston 5. North Carolina 5. West Virginia 5. Louisville
6. Arizona St.6. Memphis 6. Ohio State 6. Michigan
7. LSU 7. Florida 7. UCLA 7. Rutgers
8. Arkansas 8. Texas 8. Alabama 8. Arizona
9. San Diego St. 9. Oklahoma St. 9. Seton Hall9. Miami (Fl)
10. UConn 10. Providence 10. Saint Louis10. Stanford
11. Xavier 11. Indiana 11. Dayton 11. Rhode Island
12. NC State /
Richmond
12. Maryland / BYU 12. UNI 12. UNCG
13. SFA 13. New Mexico St. 13. Vermont13. Western Ky.
14. Akron 14. UC Irvine 14. Murray State 14. Liberty
15. NDSU 15. Winthrop 15. Hofstra 15. Wright State
16. Colgate 16. Georgia St. 16. NC Central /
St. Peter’s
16. Texas Southern
/ SFU PA

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes: Xavier, Rhode Island, Dayton, Indiana

Last 4 In: NC State, Richmond, Maryland, BYU

First 4 Out: Cincinnati, Syracuse, Ole Miss, Boise State

Next 4 Out: South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Saint Mary’s, Clemson

Four More: Duquesne, Marquette, Colorado, Minnesota

In the Mix: Mississippi State, SMU, Saint Bonaventure, Tulsa, Butler, Washington, Loyola-Chicago

RSN Bracketology Preseason Bracket V.1 (Updated 11/25)

RSN Seed List Update (3/12)

Well, hopefully these updates still matter. The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament would be truly devastating to all involved. Until that happens, RSN will continue to provide updates on the current outlook of the field.

BOLD=  Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

UNDERLINE= Clinched Bid

  1. Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor, Dayton
  2. San Diego State, Florida State, Creighton, Villanova
  3. Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State, Seton Hall
  4. Duke, Louisville, Wisconsin, Oregon
  5. Ohio State, Butler, BYU, Auburn
  6. Virginia, Iowa, West Virginia, Michigan
  7. Penn State, Illinois, LSU, Arizona
  8. Saint Mary’s, Colorado, Houston, Florida
  9. Oklahoma, USC, Providence, Texas Tech
  10. Rutgers, Marquette, Indiana, Utah State
  11. Arizona State, Texas, Stanford, NC State, East Tennessee State
  12. UCLA, Xavier, Yale, Stephen F. Austin, Liberty
  13. Vermont, Akron, North Texas, New Mexico State
  14. Belmont, Hofstra, UC-Irvine, Bradley
  15. North Dakota State, Little Rock, Eastern Washington, Winthrop
  16. Northern Kentucky, Boston University, Siena, Prairie View A&M, Robert Morris, North Carolina Central

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Marquette, Indiana, Arizona State, Texas

Last 4 In:   Stanford, NC State, UCLA, Xavier

First 4 Out:   Richmond, Cincinnati, Wichita State, Northern Iowa

Next 4 Out:   Memphis, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Purdue

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RSN Seed List Update (3/12)

RSN Seed List Update (3/11)

BOLD=  Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

UNDERLINE= Clinched Bid

  1. Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor, Dayton
  2. San Diego State, Florida State, Creighton, Villanova
  3. Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State, Seton Hall
  4. Duke, Louisville, Wisconsin, Oregon
  5. Ohio State, Butler, BYU, Auburn
  6. Virginia, Iowa, West Virginia, Michigan
  7. Penn State, Illinois, LSU, Colorado
  8. Arizona, Saint Mary’s, Houston, Florida
  9. Oklahoma, USC, Providence, Texas Tech
  10. Rutgers, Marquette, Indiana, Utah State
  11. Stanford, Xavier, Arizona State, Texas, East Tennessee State
  12. UCLA, NC State, Yale, Stephen F. Austin, Liberty
  13. Vermont, Akron, North Texas, New Mexico State
  14. Belmont, Colgate, Hofstra, UC-Irvine
  15. Bradley, North Dakota State, Little Rock, Winthrop
  16. Eastern Washington, Northern Kentucky, Siena, Prairie View A&M, Robert Morris, North Carolina Central

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Marquette, Indiana, Stanford, Xavier

Last 4 In:   Arizona State, Texas, UCLA, NC State

First 4 Out:   Richmond, Cincinnati, Wichita State, Northern Iowa

Next 4 Out:   Memphis, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Purdue

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RSN Seed List Update (3/11)

RSN Seed List Update (3/10)

BOLD=  Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

UNDERLINE= Clinched Bid

  1. Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor, Dayton
  2. San Diego State, Florida State, Creighton, Villanova
  3. Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State, Seton Hall
  4. Duke, Louisville, Wisconsin, Oregon
  5. Ohio State, Butler, Auburn, BYU
  6. Virginia, Iowa, West Virginia, Michigan
  7. Penn State, Illinois, LSU, Colorado
  8. Saint Mary’s,, Arizona, Houston, Florida
  9. Oklahoma, USC, Providence, Texas Tech
  10. Rutgers, Marquette, Indiana, Utah State
  11. Stanford, East Tennessee State, Xavier, Arizona State, Texas
  12. UCLA, NC State, Yale, Stephen F. Austin, Liberty
  13. Vermont, Akron, North Texas, New Mexico State
  14. Belmont, Colgate, Hofstra, UC-Irvine
  15. Bradley, North Dakota State, Little Rock, Winthrop
  16. Eastern Washington, Northern Kentucky, Siena, Prairie View A&M, Robert Morris, North Carolina Central

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Marquette, Indiana, Stanford, Xavier

Last 4 In:   Arizona State, Texas, UCLA, NC State

First 4 Out:   Richmond, Cincinnati, Wichita State, Northern Iowa

Next 4 Out:   Memphis, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Purdue

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RSN Seed List Update (3/10)

RSN Full Bracket Update (3/9)

BOLD=  Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

UNDERLINE= Clinched Bid

South                                 West                             Midwest                           East

1. Kansas            university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. Gonzaga        gonzaga-logo 1. Baylor              baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg 1. Dayton           university_of_dayton_athletics_logo
2. Florida State Florida_State_Seminoles_logo.svg 2. San Diego St. San_Diego_State_Aztecs_logo 2. Creighton      150px-Creighton_Bluejays_logo.svg 2. Villanova         villanova_wildcats_logo
3. Michigan St.    michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 3. Seton Hall     seton_hall_pirates_logo 3. Kentucky      kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg 3. Maryland       125px-Maryland_Terrapins_logo.svg
4. Oregon           oregonducks-svg 4. Wisconsin      university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg 4. Louisville        i 4. Duke                duke_text_logo-svg
5. Butler              i 5. Auburn          auburntigers-svg 5. Ohio State      2013_ohio_state_buckeyes_logo-svg 5. BYU                 byu_athletic_logo-svg
6. Iowa                500px-Iowa_Hawkeyes_Logo_svg 6. Virginia          va-15-logo 6. Michigan        michigan_wolverines_logo-svg 6. West Virginia  west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg
7. LSU                 20181010233035_912_mascotOrig 7. Illinois             illinois_fighting_illini_logo-svg 7. Penn State     penn_state_nittany_lions-svg 7. Colorado         Colorado-Buffaloes-Logo.png
8. Saint Mary’s  st_mary_gaels_logo 8. Texas Tech    texas_tech_red_raiders_logo-svg 8. Arizona           university_of_arizona_block_a-svg 8. Houston         houston_cougars_logo-svg
9. Providence    200px-providence_friars_logo-svg 9. USC                 interlocking_usc_logo-svg 9. Florida            florida_gators_logo-svg 9. Oklahoma       150px-Oklahoma_Sooners_logo.svg
10. Indiana          indiana_hoosiers_logo-svg 10. Marquette  marquette_golden_eagles-svg 10. Utah State  1200px-Utah_State_Aggies_logo.svg 10. Rutgers          304px-Rutgers_Scarlet_Knights_logo.svg
11. Arizona State / Texas                  ncaa_logo-svg 11. Stanford       5842f616a6515b1e0ad75b21 11. Xavier           xaviermusketeers 11. E. Tenn. St.   etsubuccaneers
12. SFA               200px-Stephen_F._Austin_Athletics_logo.svg 12. UCLA / North Carolina State   ncaa_logo-svg 12. Yale               1200px-Yale_Bulldogs_logo.svg 12. Liberty         LibertyFlames
13. Akron          akron_z_logo_2015 13. N. Mex. St. 200px-new_mexico_state_aggies_logo-svg 13. Vermont      150px-vermont_catamounts-svg 13. No. Texas    249
14. UC-Irvine     uci_anteaters_logo 14. Belmont     belmontbruins 14. Hofstra        Hofstra_Pride_logo.svg 14. Colgate         Colgate_Raiders_logo.svg
15. Wright St.  Wright_State_Raiders_logo.svg 15. Bradley      71 15. N. Dak. St   ndbison 15. Little Rock  2031
16. Robert Morris / NC Central       ncaa_logo-svg 16. Siena / Prairie View A&M        ncaa_logo-svg 16. Winthrop    winthropeagles 16. E. Wash.       331

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Marquette, Indiana, Stanford, Xavier

Last 4 In:   Arizona State, Texas, UCLA, NC State

First 4 Out:   Richmond, Cincinnati, Wichita State, Northern Iowa

Next 4 Out:   Memphis, Arkansas, Purdue, Mississippi State

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RSN Full Bracket Update (3/9)

RSN Seed List Update (3/8)

BOLD= Conference Leader / Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

  1. Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor, Dayton
  2. San Diego State, Florida State, Kentucky, Creighton 
  3. Villanova, Maryland, Seton Hall, Michigan State
  4. Duke, Louisville, Wisconsin, Oregon
  5. Ohio State, Butler, Auburn, Iowa
  6. BYU, Michigan, Virginia, Penn State
  7. Illinois, West Virginia, Arizona, Colorado
  8. LSU, Texas Tech, Saint Mary’s, Houston
  9. Florida, Oklahoma, USC, Providence
  10. Rutgers, Marquette, Indiana, Utah State
  11. Xavier, Stanford, Texas, Arizona State, UCLA, East Tennessee State
  12. Tulsa, Yale, Stephen F. Austin, Liberty
  13. Vermont, Akron, North Texas, New Mexico State
  14. Belmont, Colgate, Hofstra, UC-Irvine
  15. Bradley, Wright State, North Dakota State, Little Rock
  16. Eastern Washington, Winthrop, Siena, Prairie View A&M, Robert Morris, North Carolina Central

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Rutgers, Marquette, Indiana, Xavier

Last 4 In:   Stanford, Texas, Arizona State, UCLA

First 4 Out:   NC State, Cincinnati, Wichita State, Richmond

Next 4 Out:   Memphis, Northern Iowa, Arkansas, Purdue

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RSN Seed List Update (3/8)

RSN Seed List Update (3/6)

BOLD= Conference Leader / Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

  1. Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga, San Diego State
  2. Dayton, Florida State, Louisville, Seton Hall
  3. Michigan State, Maryland, Villanova, Kentucky
  4. Creighton, Duke, Oregon, Ohio State
  5. Wisconsin, Butler, Auburn, Iowa
  6. Penn State, BYU, Michigan, Illinois
  7. Virginia, Colorado, West Virginia, Arizona
  8. LSU, Texas Tech, Saint Mary’s, Houston
  9. Florida, Oklahoma, Marquette, Indiana
  10. Providence, USC, Rutgers, Xavier
  11. Texas, Stanford, UCLA, East Tennessee State,  Northern Iowa
  12. Arizona State, Utah State, Tulsa, Yale, Stephen F. Austin 
  13. Liberty, Vermont, Akron, North Texas
  14. New Mexico State, Belmont, Colgate, Hofstra
  15. UC-Irvine, Wright State North Dakota State, Little Rock
  16. Eastern Washington, Radford, Siena, Prairie View A&M, Robert Morris, North Carolina Central

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   USC, Rutgers, Xavier, Texas

Last 4 In:   Stanford, UCLA, Arizona State, Utah State

First 4 Out:   NC State, Cincinnati, Wichita State, Arkansas

Next 4 Out:   Richmond, Purdue, Memphis, Mississippi State

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RSN Seed List Update (3/6)

RSN Seed List Update (3/5)

BOLD= Conference Leader / Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

  1. Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga, San Diego State
  2. Dayton, Florida State, Louisville, Seton Hall
  3. Michigan State, Maryland, Villanova, Kentucky
  4. Creighton, Duke, Oregon, Ohio State
  5. Wisconsin, Butler, Auburn, Iowa
  6. Penn State, BYU, Illinois, Michigan
  7. Virginia, Colorado, West Virginia, Houston
  8. Arizona, LSU, Texas Tech, Saint Mary’s
  9. Florida, Oklahoma, Marquette, Indiana
  10. Arizona State, Providence, USC, Rutgers
  11. Stanford, Xavier, East Tennessee State, Northern Iowa
  12. Wichita State, Texas, UCLA, Utah State, Yale, Stephen F. Austin 
  13. Liberty, Vermont, Akron, North Texas
  14. New Mexico State, Belmont, Colgate, Hofstra
  15. UC-Irvine, Wright State, Little Rock, South Dakota State
  16. Montana, Radford, Siena, Prairie View A&M, Robert Morris, North Carolina A&T

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   USC, Rutgers, Stanford, Xavier

Last 4 In:   Wichita State, Texas, UCLA, Utah State

First 4 Out:   Cincinnati, NC State, Arkansas, Richmond

Next 4 Out:   Purdue, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee

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RSN Seed List Update (3/5)