College basketball’s way-too-early preseason top 25 teams for the 2020-21 season.
The 2019-20 college basketball season is officially in the books. The NCAA tournament was canceled last week, meaning no national champion was crowned for the first time since the postseason began in 1939.
The abrupt ending left many coaches and players heartbroken from the cancellation of March Madness after preparing all season for the grand finale.
That brings us to next year. With spring sports suspended and those seniors getting a chance for an extra year of eligibility, it’s unclear if similar waivers will be granted to college basketball seniors who played a full season outside of the postseason.
Regardless, it will make for an intriguing offseason, which always includes players entering the NBA draft, transfers and late decisions from incoming freshmen.
Until then, we’ll try to estimate which teams are best positioned to be among the nation’s elite come November when the college basketball season tips off in the lead-up to a sure-to-be-anticipated 2021 NCAA tournament — alas the return of March Madness.