The 2019-20 NCAA basketball season is still months away but who might some of the top teams be? Check out this way-too-early edition of 2020 Bracketology.
Is it NCAA basketball season yet? I know that the offseason is still only a touch over halfway complete, but I am already ready for the new campaign to tip-off. The day-to-day excitement of college hoops is something that is extremely had to match and this upcoming season looks like it will be a great one filled with riveting storylines. And while I understand that it is still way-too-early for a bracketology field, why not have a little offseason fun? There might not be any games or resumes to analyze but there are some rosters that just seem a cut above the rest.
With regards to creating this way-too-early field, I analyzed just about power conference team and several of the potential at-large contenders from mid-major conferences as well. Of course, this will look completely wrong by the time next March rolls around, but it is a fun exercise to see where each program might be stacking up heading into this coming season. As one would expect, the traditionally elite programs are once again holding down the majority of the top spots in this field but there are a few surprises as well.
Above all other takeaways, nothing stood out to me more while making this bracket than the sheer number of programs that have the potential to reach the tournament. With lots of top returning talent around the country, a ton of teams can make legitimate arguments for preseason at-large bids. In the end, though, I could only pick 36 and therefore some potentially really good teams were left off this bracket.
Now, without further ado, let’s dive into my way-too-early 2019-20 bracketology projected field.