The Wildcats will probably be the preseason No. 1.
Who’s going to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason polls heading into the 2017-18 men’s college basketball season?
Our pick is Arizona.
The Wildcats were one of the most-talented teams in college basketball last season and are getting back several of their top players. Most significantly, star guard Allonzo Trier announced that he’ll be returning to school. Including Trier, six of Arizona’s nine rotation players could be returning to school.
Sean Miller, unsurprisingly, is also bringing in a top recruiting class that includes five-star forward DeAndre Ayton, the country’s No. 3 player. The Wildcats’ 2017 class boasts three four-star recruits, too.
Arizona will have some competition for the No. 1 spot. Depending on what happens on the recruiting trail, Duke could be there now that Grayson Allen is returning. Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville could have arguments, too.
But we like the Wildcats more than the rest right now.