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The Grantland College Basketball Preview

Everything you need to know about collegiate hoops this season


The All-Americans
Cody Zeller, Deshaun Thomas, and the rest of the best players in the country.


The All-Freshman Team
Breaking down the hip, young recruits.


The All-Defense Team
College hoops’ lockdown defenders.


SHANE RYAN’S TOP FOUR


No. 1: Indiana: The Perfect Team for an Imperfect Year
The Hoosiers could actually nab the title this year.


No. 2 Louisville: The Red Hand Gang
Rick Pitino bounces back.


No. 3 Ohio State: The Sneaky Contenders
The Buckeyes’ presidential power.


No. 4 NC State: The Weight of Expectation
Can the Wolfpack break out?


THE BEST OF THE REST


The Title Snipers
Michigan, Syracuse, Arizona, Florida


The Royal Blues
Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Duke, North Carolina


The Dangerous Outsiders
Florida State, St. Louis, San Diego State, Cincinnati

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Shane Ryan is a contributing writer for Grantland. His book about the young stars of the PGA Tour will be published by Random House in early 2015.

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