First off, congratulations to Duke, your 2015 champions. Also congratulations to Wisconsin for stopping Kentucky at 38-1.
Starting the thread a little early (pre-October) this year, mostly because Louisville is playing in a summer trip in August, using the once-ever-four-years allowed summer games. They start today in Puerto Rico, and play 9 games over the next 6 days. This is part of Rick Pitino coaching the PR national team. Whatever, it means I get to watch my team play in August.
For other news, ESPN did a Still Too Early Top 25 last week. Even worse, Lunardi did a round of Bracketology. Clearly the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, as some ranked teams aren't seeded 6 or higher, and some teams seeded 4-5 are not ranked.
There's also a top 25 players article today, but that's for insiders only.
For what it's worth, I feel like UNC should probably be the early season favorite. They return basically everyone except Tokoto from a very good team that made the ACC Tournament finals last year, and lost in March to eventual runner-up Wisconsin. Honestly surprised ESPN went with Maryland over UNC in their top 25. Not that most of this matters until the games are played. But fun to talk about.
Looking forward to a fun year.