View Full Version : CBS Sports 2015-16 ranking of every college basketball team, from 1-351

10-13-2015, 07:56 PM
Love seeing the Zags' high rating, from CBS Sports (http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/25331040/cbs-sports-2015-16-ranking-of-every-college-basketball-team-from-1-351):
Yes, we have done it. You see, ranking 101 college basketball players didn't fully satisfy our cravings for ostentatious lists. We had to go out and pick every. single. team. in the country and rank them from first to 351st. Behold, the boldest preseason prediction endeavor we've ever had the lunacy to try.

How do you differentiate 78th from 91st, 146 from 163 or -- and this is where it gets really dark and scary -- 305 from 313? We don't recommend trying this without supervision and a social support group. But in the interest of giving every single team in the sport at least some attention in the lead-up to the 2015-16 campaign, we're trotting out the ultimate marker for the season ahead.

The first 26 teams listed are in accordance with our Top 25 (and one), which is now live. After that? Let the madness begin.

One last note: This was the latest exercise is reminding us the NCAA Tournament should never be expanded again. EVER.

10. Gonzaga: The Zags probably have the best returning frontcourt in America, including potential national player of the year Kyle Wiltjer. Their key will be if they can get enough stability out of the backcourt, with Josh Perkins taking over for Kevin Pangos.

10-13-2015, 09:40 PM
37. BYU: The Cougars do lose Tyler Haws, who became a top-25 all-time leading scorer in the NCAA by the end of his career. However, they return triple-double machine Kyle Collinsworth and add transfer Jamel Aytes and mission-returnee Nick Emery.

91. Pepperdine: Marty Wilson has his alma mater in a good place, with a lot of senior leadership returning from last year's roster. They will challenge for a top-three spot in the WCC.

135. Eastern Washington: Jim Hayford loses Tyler Harvey, but returns Venky Jois and a cast of others to a team that could return to the NCAA Tournament. Jois, particularly, is this person's pick to win the Big Sky player of the year honors.

156. Washington State
159. San Francisco
167. Washington - wow.
171. Santa Clara
180. Portland
202. Pacific
227. San Diego