It may be four months before college basketball’s new season begins, but it’s not too early to identify the teams with a real shot at the national championship. The nation’s top contenders have a combination of talent and experience that their rivals can’t match.
One squad well worth keeping an eye on will be the Arizona Wildcats. With their mix of size (Kaleb Tarczewski) and shooting (Nick Johnson), new point guard T.J. McConnell could find himself taking home the title in his first year in the desert.
Read on for more on Sean Miller’s high-powered team and the rest of the top 20 championship hopefuls, with a look at how likely each one is to be cutting down the nets next April.