College basketball season tips off Friday with 14 members of the
AP Preseason Top 25 in action. To celebrate the end of the offseason,
here are 64 65 ... wait ... 68 fearless predictions for the new season.
1. A team from outside the six power conferences
will make the Final Four. Five of those teams are ranked in the AP
Preseason Top 25, with VCU, Butler, Saint Louis and a handful of others
lurking on the fringes.
2. Whichever No. 5 or 6 seed draws Davidson in the
round of 64 of the NCAA tournament will be a popular upset pick. The
Wildcats have their best chance to make a deep run since Stephen Curry graduated with five starters back from last year's 25-win team.