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2005-06 Preview 2004-05 Preview Top 144 Reviews Writer Picks Team/Conf Previews

 

Welcome to CollegeHoopsnet.com's 2004-05 College Basketball Preview.  It's shaping up to be a very exciting season, and the whole crew at CHN looks forward to providing you with coverage from opening day until the Final Four and beyond.

 

144 Teams in 144 Days

Don't Forget to Visit CHN's 144 Teams in 144 Days.  Joel Welser, preview writer extraordinaire Previews the Top 144 Teams in the Nation.  CHN unveils one team per day leading up to the unveiling of #1 on the season's Opening Day.

 

Team & Conference Previews

A Complete List of Team and Conference Previews Can Be Found Here

 

MEN'S PREVIEW

National Champion

Kansas Jayhawks

Preseason Player of the Year

Julius Hodge, 6-7, NC State

Preseason All-American Team

Chris Paul, 6-0 G, Wake Forest

Julius Hodge, 6-7 G/F, NC State

Ryan Gomes, 6-7 F, Providence

Wayne Simien, 6-9 F, Kansas

Lawrence Roberts, 6-9 F/C, Mississippi State

Final Four

Kansas Jayhawks

North Carolina Tar Heels

Arizona Wildcats

Illinois Fighting Illini

Preseason All-American 2nd Team

Travis Diener, 6-1 G, Marquette

Rashad McCants, 6-4 G/F, North Carolina

Francisco Garcia, 6-7 G/F, Louisville

Hakim Warrick, 6-8 F, Syracuse

Ronny Turiaf, 6-10 F/C, Gonzaga

Preseason Most-Underrated Team

George Washington

 

Preseason Most-Overrated Team

Georgia Tech

Read How CHN Writers Predict the 2004-05 College Basketball Season

Preseason Co-Rookies of the Year

Malik Hairston, 6-6 G/F, Oregon

Marvin Williams, 6-9 F, North Carolina

Breakout Player of the Year

Alando Tucker, 6-5 F, Wisconsin

Preseason All-Rookie Team

Darius Washington, 6-1 G, Memphis

Malik Hairston, 6-6 G/F, Oregon

Marvin Williams, 6-9 F, North Carolina

Rudy Gay, 6-9 F, Connecticut

Randolph Morris, 6-10 C, Kentucky

Preseason All-Breakout Team

Tack Minor, 5-11 G, LSU

Alando Tucker, 6-5 F, Wisconsin

Willie Jenkins, 6-6 F, Tennessee Tech

Charlie Villanueva, 6-10 F, Connecticut

Andre Bogut, 7-0 C, Utah

Coach on the Hottest Seat

Steve Alford, Iowa

Coaches on the Hot Seat

Mike Davis, Indiana

Pete Gillen, Virginia

Jay Wright, Villanova

 

The above predictions and preseason awards are based on

 predictions from CHN writers and staff (which are compiled here for your viewing). 

 

 

WOMEN'S PREVIEW

by Richard Kent

Final Four

UCONN

Tennessee

Texas

Duke

National Champion

UCONN

 

Preseason Top Twenty

1

UCONN

Best coach says it all.

2

Tennessee

3 great frosh coming in.

3

Stanford

Yes the Cardinal is back.

4

Texas Tech

Erin Grant will shine.

5

Texas

They could win it all.

6

Notre Dame

Jacqueline Batteast is a First team All-American.

7

Georgia

3 brilliant guards lead this team.

8

Purdue

Katie Gearlds is the real deal.

9

Rutgers

They will be great when Pondexter returns.

10

Boston College

Great guards for coach Inglese.

11

Michigan State

They return all 5 starters.

12

Minnesota

Carla Thomas can score.

13

Duke

Lindsey Harding will shine.

14

LSU

Temeka Johnson is a reallly superb floor leader.

15

Baylor

Great senior leadership.

16

Penn State

Coach Portland returns a lot.

17

Chatttanooga

They return 4 starters from a good NCAA team last year.

18

UCLA

It's about time.

19

Villanova

Harry and Company continue to surprise.

20

Utah

They should have had an NCAA spot last year.


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