It is March yet? Wait, is it late October yet? Well, March is far away and we are now in early October. I have already given the college basketball universe my preseason top 25 for the college basketball season. Now, it is time to give the fans my preseason rankings for the American Athletic Conference. Some experts, especially on CBSSports.com, are giving the upper hand to the defending national champion Louisville Cardinals. Even ESPN’s College Basketball Columnist Jeff Goodman feels that Louisville could dominate its only year in the conference. Now, what was he thinking about? The Memphis Tigers nor the Connecticut Huskies will allow that to happen. Okay, what about the Memphis Tigers? Do they get any credit? I understand that Russ Smith and Chris Behanan along with other pieces, including a nice recruiting class, are returning to the team but let’s not forget about Josh Pastner and the team he has. The Cardinals will have some ground to make up after losing Peyton Siva and Dieng to the NBA Draft. The Tigers have four senior guards that will carry this team in Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford, Geron Johnson and Michael Dixon. Also Memphis has the No. 2 ranked recruiting class in the nation that is headlined by Briarcrest power forward Austin Nichols. It is going to be another exciting year in college basketball for sure.
Are y’all ready? If not, then y’all better be.
Preseason AAC Rankings
6. UCF (Central Florida)
9. South Florida
Feel free to agree or disagree with my rankings and we can discuss it through my twitter page. You can follow me @koolaidkid1990.