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Duke and Texas made it unbeaten. Is this the first of two meetings?
Ins And Outs
Yup, Duke and Texas are both 1-seeds in the season's first Bracketology, but check out who's missing. Story
Jim Calhoun Katz: Right on schedule
Who does the better jobs at scheduling? Andy Katz examines four case studies of similar programs.

Tom Brennan Lunardi: First, the good ... Insider
Our resident Bracketologist notes that last season's RPI changes, for the most part, were a good step.

Mark Fox Expert picks: Mid-majors to watch experts note some of the mid-majors to watch this season.

Ben Jacobson Shelman: The Valley secret
The MVC has received multiple bids to seven straight NCAAs. What is it doing that other mid-majors aren't?

Joah Tucker Whelliston: Finding the next UWM
When searching for this season's UWM, remember Cinderella can come from almost anywhere.

Stew Morrill Katz: Morrill right
Stew Morrill gambled and left the WAC seven years ago. Now he's returning with a better program.

Mark Fox Expert picks: 'It' teams experts note some of the "It" teams to watch this season.

Leon Williams Katz: Ohio's 'It'
Our second annual "It" team is Ohio, a MAC team that could be around for a while in March.

Tommy Amaker Gottlieb: Time to produce Insider
Doug Gottlieb identifies 11 schools that, for one reason or another, have a lot to prove this season.

Rajon Rondo Bilas: Breakout players Insider
Jay Bilas identifies 14 of the players you should keep an eye on this season.

Ronald Steele Katz: Man of Steele
There are a lot of excellent sophomore point guards, but the least dispensable of the bunch may be Alabama's Ronald Steele.

Craig Smith Katz: BC's Smith powers up
Craig Smith isn't your prototypical power player. He's just really, really good.

Gabe Pruitt Fraschilla: Sophomore PG studs Insider
Fran Fraschilla breaks down 10 of the best sophomore point guards.

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