#4....Villanova (previous: 4). Easy to discount the Wildcats with the departures of Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins and the disappointing end to 2016. But that would be foolish, especially with a lead guard like Jalen Brunson.
#3.....Arizona (previous: 6). Loss of Chance Comanche and Kobi Simmons more than offset by the returns of Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins and the arrival of heralded big man DeAndre Ayton.
#2......Wichita State (previous: 2). Everyone’s back from a team that pushed Kentucky to the brink in the round of 32. Move to the American will simply serve to toughen and sharpen the Shockers for the NCAAs.
#1......Michigan State (previous: 5). The return of big man Miles Bridges, combined with all the other proven production (i.e., No. 2 scorer Nick Ward) vaults the Spartans into the top spot in a season that appears to lack a team to beat. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Hmmmmmmm Not a mention of our Marky?? Simmons is blip on the screen. Marky was so much more. he will be missed