BASN’s Men’s Preseason Basketball Top 25

By Richard Kent
Updated: October 19, 2007
CONNECTICUT — Just a few days ago we took a look at our women’s preseason poll. Here’s a look at BASN’s Men’s preseason Division I basketball poll for the upcoming 2007-08 season.
1. Memphis: This team has talent from top to bottom. John Calipari is a top coach. They run, run, run and run more.

2. Kansas: This will finally be the bill self team that reaches the Final Four.

3. North Carolina: Dion Thompson is a stud.

4. UCLA: Kevin Love is as good as they say and the Bruins are very athletic.

5. Tennessee: Tyler Smith is a stud.

6. Louisville: Earl Clarke is as good as they come.

7. Michigan State: Drew Neitzel is that good.

8. Georgetown: Roy Hibbert stayed. The Hoyas should be good. Very good.

9. Marquette: Treveor Mbakwe is good, very good.

10. Indiana: Can they overcome the off court woes that surround Kelvin Sampson.

11. Duke: DeMarcus Nelson is a talent.

12. Oregon: The return of Bryce Taylor should really help.

13. Villanova: Great guards as usual.

14. Gonzaga: Once again more talent for this mid-major.

15. Arkansas: The Hogs are very talented.

16. Connecticut: The freshman become sophomores and that is the good news.

17. Texas A&M: Billy Gillispie is a fine coach.

18. Southern Illinois: Talent from top to bottom.

19. Pittsburgh: Aaron Grey is gone but that is about it.

20. Butler: Loads of talent in the back court.

21. Syracuse: Chemistry was an issue last year but not this year.

22. Kansas State: They can score from everywhere.

23. Kentucky: A down year for them is not a down year for most other teams.

24. North Carolina State: Gavin Grant is as good as they come.

25. Xavier: They have the talent and the A-10 deserves a team in the Top 25.