According to NY Daily News basketball writer Dick Wise, Oklahoma will likely be a favorite for number one preseason next year, in basketball. "They'll have one of the best backcourts in the country, as well as newcomers Alexander and Bookout, and they have Gilbert coming off a redshirt year." I don't think Duke can even match that next year.
Wise was interviewed by OU Insider lead reporter James Hale this morning on KREF radio. He also said the OU remains in a strong position for a number one seed this year. He believes that the RPI and excellent non-conference schedule will be very favorable for the Sooners' come selection Sunday. On the Big XII, Wise commented that the conference is unusually strong this year and will indeed land six teams in the NCAA tournament. He gives Kansas as a slight edge over Oklahoma, for the conference's best team.