2020-21 men’s college basketball preview: Preseason picks, rankings, complete coverage

The 2020-21 college basketball season is scheduled to begin Nov. 25. As the countdown continues, ESPN will make sure you’re prepared with breakdowns of the national picture, all the highest-profile leagues and the top stars from coast to coast.

National rankings/predictions/other coverage

  • Borzello: Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2020-21

  • Lunardi: Updated Bracketology for 2020-21

  • Vitale: Dickie V’s Top 40 for the 2020-21 preseason

  • Vitale: Dickie V’s 2020-21 preseason All-Americans

  • Schlabach: Your guide to college basketball’s ongoing NCAA investigations

  • Lunardi: How playing the NCAA tournament at one location impacts Bracketology

  • Class Rankings: Michigan overtakes Oregon for No. 1 spot

  • Gasaway: Fatal flaws for every Way-Too-Early Top 25 team

  • Gasaway: Teams, players who will make a leap in 2020-21

  • Borzello: Who’s on the hot seat for 2020-21 and who’s next

  • Gasaway: National, conference records that could fall in 2021 and beyond

  • Borzello: Second-year coaches — Who’s ascending, who’s stagnating

Conference previews/predictions

  • Big East predictions/roundtable: UConn’s back as Villanova chases another national title

  • Big 12 predictions/roundtable: Is the Big 12 college basketball’s best conference?

  • The American predictions/roundtable: Memphis, Wichita State under different kinds of scrutiny

  • Big Ten predictions/roundtable: B1G is stacked, but is there a national title contender?

  • Pac-12 predictions/roundtable: Oregon the team to beat, UCLA on the rise

  • SEC predictions/roundtable: Kentucky’s a national contender, Tennessee might be, too

  • Mid-Majors predictions/roundtable: Gonzaga transcends labels and can win first national title

New faces in new places

  • Borzello: Newcomer impact rankings — College basketball’s top new faces

  • 2020-21 college basketball coaching changes

  • Borzello: Rick Pitino and college basketball’s second-chance coaches discuss new challenges

  • Borzello: Winners and losers of college basketball’s transfer season

  • Transfer rankings for 2020-21 and 2021-22

  • Borzello: How good does transfer Olivier Sarr make Kentucky?

  • Gasaway: Why Rick Pitino wins and how he’ll do it at Iona

  • Gasaway: Does Steve Forbes have the formula to win at Wake Forest?

  • Gasaway: Billy Donovan and seven other guys who should be coaching college basketball today

Coronavirus pandemic-related features

  • What the Ivy League’s cancellations mean for college basketball in 2020-21

  • Medcalf: Will any fans be allowed in the stands in 2020-21?

  • Borzello: Bubbles, buy games and bid worries: Inside the frenzy to save college basketball’s nonconference season

  • Bracketology: What NCAA tournament forecasters expect from odd 2020-21 basketball season

  • Medcalf: Why mid- and low-major college basketball programs are in big trouble without buy games

  • Gasaway: Smaller NCAA tournament field, shorter schedule would not be new phenomena

  • Medcalf: UC Riverside among programs with uncertain athletics future due to pandemic

  • Medcalf: How is Hawai’i going to play basketball in 2020-21?

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