NCAA basketball’s projected preseason Top 25 is coming into sharper focus, which also means a better look at the teams who will be on the outside looking in. If any of the likely front-runners falters, there are plenty of programs ready and eager to climb into the rankings instead.
One of the most dangerous of that group will be the Creighton Blue Jays. Ranked for much of 2012-13, Creighton could well return to poll territory—even as it navigates the realigned Big East—thanks to the return of unstoppable scorer Doug McDermott for his senior year.
Herein, a closer look at the Blue Jays’ daunting offense and the rest of the 25 best teams that couldn’t crack our latest preseason rankings.