Congratulations to Villanova, the 2016 champions, in an exciting finish.
On to the next season, your pre-season AP/Coaches polls came out last week.
Duke is your pre-season favorite, with a mix of Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova, and Oregon in the top 5, and all receiving at least 1 first place vote.
Just wanted to kick off this thread before the season starts. Most teams played an exhibition game this week and real games are starting up next weekend.
ESPN's 24 hour tip-off is coming up Mon Nov 14.
And a quick shout out to Notre Dame women, who are #1 in the AP poll on that side. Maybe this is the year UConn's dominance breaks. Could certainly get more people interested in that tournament with a little more parity.
SB Nation has an expansive college basketball primer coming next week. And a few others are out. I'll add some links as I find them.