2019-20 College basketball preview: Preseason picks, rankings, complete coverage

For the first time in school history, Virginia will begin a college basketball season as the reigning champ. Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

The 2019-20 college basketball season begins Tuesday, Nov. 5. As the countdown continues, ESPN will make sure you're prepared with a breakdown of the national picture, all the highest-profile leagues, and the top stars from coast to coast:

National rankings/predictions

Bilas: Preseason Bilas Index for 2019-20

Final Four picks, Player of the Year predictions

Borzello: Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20

Lunardi: Updated Bracketology for 2019-20

10 years of No. 1s -- Can Michigan State break the preseason No. 1 curse?

Initial BPI rankings for 2019-20

Lunardi: Who scheduled their way into / out of an NCAA tournament berth?

Gasaway: Top 25 players in college hoops for 2019-20, version 1.0

Gasaway: The biggest problems for the top 25 teams

Gasaway: Path to the title for every top contender

Chalk: College hoops bets we like for 2019-20

Conference previews/predictions

Big Ten predictions/roundtable: Can Michigan State live up to its promise?

SEC predictions/roundtable: Is Florida a legit threat to Kentucky?

Big 12 predictions/roundtable: Can Kansas handle the microscope?

ACC predictions/roundtable: Defending national champs ranked ... 4th?

Big East predictions/roundtable: Villanova, or the field?

AAC predictions/roundtable: Will Memphis deliver on the hype?

Pac-12 predictions/roundtable: Is the Pac-12 really back?

Mid-major predictions/roundtable: What's a mid-major, anyway?

New faces in new places

Medcalf: Newcomer impact rankings -- College basketball's top new faces

Transfer rankings for 2019-20 and 2020-21

First-year coach tiers: Who makes the NCAA tournament in year one?

Gasaway: Which players, teams are ready to take a step forward in 2019-20?

Coaching changes -- Biggest challenge for every new coach in college hoops

Medcalf: The once and future Mayor -- Can Fred Hoiberg really win at Nebraska?

Borzello: Why St. John's believes in Mike Anderson (even if you might not)

Borzello: Does well-traveled Eric Musselman have the right formula at Arkansas?

Medcalf: Buzz Williams' Texas A&M challenge: 'I still think that I have an edge'

Medcalf: Why Mick Cronin's move to UCLA isn't just about basketball

More coaches doing work

Second-year coaches in college hoops -- who's ascending, who's stagnating

Borzello: How Penny Hardaway put Memphis back on the map -- a timeline

Biancardi: Q&A -- Virginia's Tony Bennett on recruiting, transfer rules and a national title's impact

Biancardi: Tom Izzo Q&A -- 'I hate getting kids on a transfer'

Confidential: Michigan hire, Penny's progress have college basketball's attention

Class Rankings: Duke takes early lead for 2020 class