Northwestern Wins: A College Hoops Blog

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Tommy’s Preseason Predictions

Posted by Tommy on November 10, 2008

Ahh yes, the season is finally upon us. College basketball fans can finally plop themselves in front of their TV in silent rejoice because Duke-Presbyterian is on tonight!! Like Pat and Zach before me, I’m giving you my preseason predictions.

ACC- 1) North Carolina, 2) Duke, 3) Wake Forest, 4) Miami, 5) Virginia Tech, Player of the Year: Tyler Hansbrough

Big Ten- 1) Michigan State, 2) Purdue, 3) Ohio State, 4) Wisconsin, 5) Minnesota, Player of the Year: Raymar Morgan

Big East- 1) Connecticut, 2) Louisville, 3) Notre Dame, 4) Pittsburgh, 5) Marquette, Player of the Year: Sam Young

Big 12- 1) Oklahoma, 2) Texas, 3) Baylor, 4) Kansas, 5) Texas A&M, Player of the Year: Blake Griffin

SEC- East Champion: Tennessee, West Champion: Alabama, Player of the Year: Ronald Steele

Pac 10- 1) UCLA, 2) Southern Cal, 3) Arizona State, 4) Washington, Player of the Year: Darren Collison

First Team All-America– Tyler Hansbrough, Luke Harangody, Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry, A.J. Price

Player of the Year- Tyler Hansbrough

Coach of the Year- Scott Drew

Defensive Player of the Year- Hasheem Thabeet

Breakout Player- Jeff Teague

Sleeper NCAA Tournament Team- South Carolina

Top Non-BCS Team- Gonzaga

Top Mid-Major (not Gonzaga or Memphis or UNLV)– San Diego

Top Freshman- BJ Mullens

Final Four- North Carolina, Connecticut, Michigan State, Notre Dame

National Champion- North Carolina

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