Tuesday, November 11, 2014

2014-15 Buzzer Beater Basketball College Basketball Rankings

Today we start off our 2014-15 College Basketball rankings.  This year is ready to be one of the best ever.  It will include one of the most loaded freshman classes ever, including Jahil Okafor, Stanley Johnson, and Karl Towns Jr.. Today we will start at the bottom end of our rankings.  In total we will rank 26 teams,  one extra to insure all the best teams are included.  Come back tomorrow for the reveal of the next set of teams.  But here they are, the 2014-15 preseason rankings.

Stanford senior Chasson Randle
26. Stanford - The Cardinals are looking to make another tournament run this season.   They will be one of the best teams in the Pac-12 behind Arizona.  Stanford will be led by senior point guard Chasson Randle.  Last year he averaged 18.8 PPG and 2.1 APG and was a crucial piece of the Cardinal's offense.  Stanford hopes to take advantage of their momentum from last season and continue to climb up the rankings.

25. Nebraska -  Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields hope to lead another great Cornhusker team.  Last season as a sophomore Petteway led the team in scoring at 18.1 PPG.  The junior forward is going to be a crucial piece in Nebraska's offense.  Alongside him will be junior swingman Shavon Shields.  He averaged 12.8 PPG last year and 5.8 RPG.  Nebraska will have an advantage with their experienced leadership this season and will have to fight hard in a tough Big-Ten conference.

Utah Senior Delon Wright
24.  Utah - Last season Utah impressed many people by recording a 21-12 record.  The true surprise was the emergent Delon Wright.  The junior guard led the team in scoring at 15.5 PPG, and also averaged 6.8 RPG and 5.3 APG.  The senior guard will be the focal point of a promising Utah team.  Watch out for the Utes as a powerful west-coast team this year.

23.  SMU - Last season the Mustangs had a great season, but were snubbed from the NCAA Tournament.  They ended up reaching the NIT final, and losing in the final minutes to Minnesota.  They were looking forward to incoming freshman Emmanuel Mudiay to lead the team this year, but he decided to go overseas to play. Instead, SMU will be lead by Keith Fraizer, Marcus Kennedy, and Nic Moore.  Watch out for the Mustangs in a depleted American Conference.

22.  Syracuse - The Cuse' will be lead by freshman Kaleb Joseph and Chris McCullough.  Joseph is a 6-3 guard who is playing great so far through the preseason.  McCullough is a 6-11 forward from Bronx NY.  He split his high school career at Brewster Academy and IMG Academy.  Both of them are going to bring the talent needed after the Orange lost Tyler Ennis and C.J. Fair last year.  Syracuse also has senior forward Rakeem Christmas.  He will help lead a young but talented lead in a loaded ACC conference.

Harvard's NBA bound backcourt of
Siyani Chambers and Wesley Saunders
21.  Harvard - Wesley Saunders and Siyani Chambers will lead the Crimson to another Ivy League title this season.  The only question about their team is whether they will be able to make a deeper run into the NCAA Tournament this season.  Harvard has an absolutely loaded team this year including Zena Endosomwan, Chris Egi, Steve Moundou-Missi, Corbin Miller,  Jonah Travis, and Kenyatta Smith.  Colombia and Yale will challenge Harvard for the Ivy League but won't be much of a match for the Crimson.  Watch out for Harvard led by coach Tommy Amaker this season.

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