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College basketball picks — Can anyone touch projected No. 1 seeds?

[ad_1] Our Valentine's Day edition of the college basketball picks roundtable starts with a discussion of No. 1 seeds for the NCAA tournament. Are any of the projected No. 1s particularly vulnerable over the next month? ESPN.com's panel of college hoops experts also talked about the selection committee's initial top 16 and the best freshmen in the country whom no one is talking about.Jump to score predictions for the weekend's
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Jay Bilas’ college basketball rankings for 2019-20, version 3.0

[ad_1] Welcome to The Bilas Index, the most comprehensive and complete examination and evaluation of college basketball proficiency and ability on this, or any, planet. The Bilas Index is not just a metric, it is the metric that is compiled through the analysis of data, the meticulous review of film, and in-depth scouting of teams, players and coaches, all of which is run through the massive brain of The Bilastrator,
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Ranking the top 25 players in women’s college basketball three months into the 2019-20 season

[ad_1] Before the start of the women's college basketball season, we ranked the top 25 players in the nation based mostly on what we saw of them from 2018-19. It's a hard list for a freshman to crack before playing a college game.But now, nearing mid-February, we're re-ranking the 25 best players. In some ways, it's not any easier. There's fresh data to work with, but there are challenges --
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College basketball picks — Can UNC save its season against Duke?

[ad_1] College basketball's top rivalry will take center stage again on Saturday night, with the North Carolina Tar Heels attempting to get their season moving in the right direction against the hated Duke Blue Devils. ESPN.com's panel of college basketball experts weighed in on their expectations for that game, recalled some of the rivalry's top players, and discussed the ACC vs. Big Ten NCAA tournament debate.Jump to score predictions for
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College football teams with the most returning production in 2020

[ad_1] When it comes to sports statistics, we make do with what we've got. In college football, we've got more than ever before -- better and more detailed passer and pass-rushing data, better predictive analytics, etc. But when it comes to measuring team experience, we've been stuck primarily with one measure: returning starters.There are worse numbers, of course. If you return 19 total starters, you're probably going to improve, while
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North Carolina Central and college basketball’s long, unseen road

[ad_1] ATHENS, Ga. -- After fighting through a tough practice, North Carolina Central's players stretched their oversized frames across the aisles of the team's bus, stuffed AirPods into their ears and tried to grab quick naps. Some cracked open laptops, logging into the campus website just hours before a midnight deadline to complete their final exams. As the bus rolled through the Peach State, an alert from the front energized
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Biggest 2020 question for each Top 25 college football team

[ad_1] 8:06 AM ETESPN staffEvery college football team -- even those in the Top 25 -- turns over its roster every year with graduations, transfers, etc. So those changes are offseason question marks, especially this time of year.What's the biggest question for each of the nation's top teams?The Tigers will be loaded on offense once again with Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne returning, but the biggest question in 2020 is
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ESPN+ Week 14 college basketball viewers guide

[ad_1] 4:03 PM ETCarmine CarcieriESPN ESPN+ is not slowing down after a week that featured three Power 5 games and an intriguing battle in the SOCON. While the next seven days might not feature any top-25 showdowns, the action looks just as entertaining with the Big 12 back at the top of our list and some of the better mid-majors in the country attracting our attention.This week, ESPN's streaming service
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College Basketball Power Rankings – No. 1 seeds coming into focus

[ad_1] It has been a season marked by upsets, a rotation of No. 1 teams and seemingly no clear-cut favorites moving forward. But over the past few weeks, we've started to get some separation at the top, especially when it comes to sorting teams by resume.The 1-seeds as it stands are fairly clear-cut: Baylor, Gonzaga, San Diego State and Kansas, with the latter three coming in whatever order you choose.
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What happens when the college football program you commit to fires your dad?

[ad_1] When Chandler Morris stepped onto a small stage to announce his college commitment on Jan. 2, he was followed by his father, Chad.Chad had seen hundreds of commitments on TV as a college coach. Some had gone his way and some hadn't. He would typically get anxious waiting to see whether the wide receiver he had poured so much time and resources into recruiting would choose his school or