Favoritessettings

Michael C. Johnson/USA TODAY Sports
14hC.L. Brown

Which major conference coach made the best move to a new job?

High-profile coaches Jamie Dixon, Kevin Stallings, Josh Pastner and Tubby Smith played musical chairs this offseason. Which one made the best move?

Steven Branscombe/USA TODAY Sports
5dJeff Goodman

Who will be this season's best mid-majors?

You know it's coming: A team outside the power group will rise and make some serious noise. It's never too early to look at the possibilities.

David Blair/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire
2dMyron Medcalf

Who are the top reserves in college basketball?

Oregon's Dylan Ennis, who will return from a foot injury, is among the key reserves who will make an impact for the nation's top teams.

play
Jalen & Jacoby: Michigan to honor Fab Five anniversary (2:17)
Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire
1dDick Vitale

This year's ACC could be deepest yet

Duke is at the top. North Carolina, Virginia, Louisville and Syracuse will be close behind. The ACC is always king in college basketball, but this year's league could be deeper than ever.

play
George Washington University fires Mike Lonergan (6:17)
Jim Rogash/Getty Images
9dDana O'Neil

Which non-freshmen could steal the hoops show?

Freshmen offer promise for the future but rarely bring home college hoops' top honors. So which non-freshmen are likely to be among the country's best?

play
Kansas on the verge of history in 2016 (1:54)
play
Who will lead Michigan State's talented freshmen? (1:18)
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
13dJeff Goodman

Who's the favorite to win the Wooden Award?

The race for the Wooden Award appears wide open this season, with Duke's Grayson Allen and Villanova's Josh Hart among the contenders.

play
NCAA staying consistent with policies in moving events from North Carolina (2:48)
Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire
21dJohn Gasaway

Good luck scoring on these strong defenses

Which teams will have the stingiest defenses this season? Some programs, like Kansas, will always excel on defense while others have the personnel to dramatically improve on last season's output.

play
Worst cheap shots in sports (1:03)

Now

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Check out these outfits that Texas Tech coach Chris Beard and assistant Chris Ogden are wearing on a visit with Top 100 kid V.J. Bailey. The masked rider of Texas Tech. Classic.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star point guard Trae Young says he won't sign during the early period. "Just want to be able to watch these teams play and see how these teams play, as well as see who will be there when I get on campus."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star forward Brian Bowen (No. 13) is down to Creighton, UCLA, Arizona, NC State, Michigan State and Texas.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Point guard Wabissa Bede announcing his choice tonight. Signs pointing to Buzz Williams and Virginia Tech.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech will host two ESPN 100 prospects for visits, beginning tomorrow: Trae Young (No. 15) and Victor Bailey Jr. (No. 90).

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Four-star center Evan Battey just committed to Colorado.