With the 2016-17 season in the books, TCU appears in the USA Today's super early preseason top 25 for next season. The Frogs are fresh off a NIT Championship in the first year of the Jamie Dixon era.
TCU checks in at No. 22, after finishing 24-15 this season. The Frogs were picked last entering 2016.
"Coach Jamie Dixon returns his top six scorers from his NIT champion squad. The Horned Frogs have all the pieces to contend in the Big 12. Big man Vladimir Brodziansky (14.1 ppg) and double-double machine Kenrich Williams head the list of key returners."
On paper it appears TCU will be ready for the challenge. The Frogs return their top six scorers next season. A NIT run likely only helped their chemistry down the stretch.