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NBCSports 2014-2015 College Basketball Season Preview Schedule


Beginning on October 3rd and running up until November 14th, the first day of the season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2014-2015 college hoops preview package. We will be counting down the top 25 teams in the country, previewing each of the 32 conferences and ranking players at every position. We will also have 42 feature stories on players and teams that you will need to pay attention to.

Below is a schedule for all of our coverage for the next six weeks. Bookmark this page, as we will be posting links to each and every piece of preview content:



Oct. 23: Back Courts
Oct. 24: Front Courts
Oct. 27: Lead Guards
Oct. 28: Off Guards
Oct. 29: Wing Forwards
Oct. 30: Big Men


Oct. 15: Mid-Major Power Rankings
Oct. 16: Mid-Major All-Americans
Oct. 21: Best Dunkers
Oct. 31: Dream Team
Nov. 3: Preseason All-Americans
Nov. 10-14: Top 100 Players Countdown
Nov. 14: CBT Staff Final Four Picks
Nov. 14: Preseason Bracketology


Oct. 6: Top non-conference games
Oct. 7: Coaches on the Hot Seat
Oct. 8: Programs on the rise and decline
Oct. 9: Breakout Stars
Oct. 10: Key Junior College additions

Oct. 13: X-Factors
Oct. 14: Impact transfers
Oct. 17: Key assistant coach hires
Oct. 20: New head coaches likely to succeed and fail
Oct. 22: Impact freshmen

Nov. 4: Under the radar stars
Nov. 4: Top 68 things to watch for
Nov. 5: College basketball draft
Nov. 6: Potential cinderellas
Nov. 7: Most important players


Oct. 3: Others Receiving Votes
Oct. 6: No. 25 Stanford Cardinal
Oct. 7: No. 24 UCLA Bruins
Oct. 8: No. 23 Harvard Crimson
Oct. 9: No. 22 Michigan State Spartans
Oct. 10: No. 21 Iowa Hawkeyes

Oct. 13: No. 20 UConn Huskies
Oct. 14: No. 19 Michigan Wolverines
Oct. 15: No. 18 San Diego State Aztecs
Oct. 16: No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones
Oct. 17: No. 16 SMU Mustangs

Oct. 20: No. 15 Oklahoma Sooners
Oct. 21: No. 14 Florida Gators
Oct. 22: No. 13 VCU Rams
Oct. 23: No. 12 Wichita State Shockers
Oct. 24: No. 11 Villanova Wildcats

Oct. 27: No. 10 Louisville Cardinals
Oct. 28: No. 9 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Oct. 29: No. 8 Texas Longhorns
Oct. 30: No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels
Oct. 31: No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers

Nov. 3: No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks
Nov. 4: No. 4 Duke Blue Devils
Nov. 5: No. 3 Wisconsin Badgers
Nov. 6: No. 2 Arizona Wildcats
Nov. 7: No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats


Oct. 10: Ivy League - Preview; Tommy Amaker’s unprecedented success at Harvard
Oct. 11: SWAC - Preview
Oct. 12: MEAC - Preview; LeVelle Moton developing UNC-Central’s culture
Oct. 13: NEC - Preview; Can Robert Morris get back to the NCAA tournament?
Oct. 14: Southland - Preview; Jacob Parker, communication and how it helped Stephen F. Austin
Oct. 15: WAC - Preview; Martez Harrison fills a 30 year old void at UMKC

Oct. 16: Big South - Preview; How High Point’s John Brown went from JV QB to NBA prospect
Oct. 17: America East - Preview; Stony Brook works toward NCAAs after DII transition
Oct. 18: Atlantic Sun - Preview; #DunkCity looking to take flight once again
Oct. 19: Big West - Preview; Alan Williams, one of mid-major’s best kept secrets
Oct. 20: Big Sky - Preview; Weber State’s success is recruiting Texas paying off

Oct. 21: Patriot - Preview; Improved American team ready to defend Patriot League title in 2014-15
Oct. 22: Summit - Preview; Cody Larson’s growth, from legal troubles at Florida to a star at SDSU
Oct. 23: OVC - Preview; Cam Payne has done a good job filling Isaiah Canaan’s shoes
Oct. 24: MAAC - Preview; Manhattan’s returnees look to build on the achievements of last season’s senior class
Oct. 25: SoCon - Preview; How Wofford went from the NAIA to the SoCon’s powerhouse

Oct. 26: Sun Belt - Preview; Georgia State’s devastating Sun Belt tourney loss leads to a new mentality
Oct. 27: CAA - Preview; Damion Lee is finally healthy for Drexel
Oct. 28: Horizon - Preview; A chip is firmly implanted on Keifer Sykes’ shoulder
Oct. 29: MAC - Preview; Toledo gets defensive in quest for first NCAA Tournament appearance in 35 years
Oct. 30: Atlantic 10 - Preview; Dayton’s Elite 8 run, Archie Miller’s decision to stay help continue Atlantic 10’s success
Oct. 31: Conference USA - Preview; Louisiana Tech’s Michael White is happy where is at

Nov. 3: WCC - Preview; Deep, talented Gonzaga takes aim at lengthy NCAA tournament stay; Pepperdine’s Stacy Davis
Nov. 4: Missouri Valley - Preview; Fred Van Vleet wants to sustain Wichita State’s elite production
Nov. 5: Mountain West - Preview; San Diego State has major questions offensively; Colorado State is rebuilding through transfers, again
Nov. 6: American - Preview; Nic Moore tries to get SMU on the right track after months of misfortune
Nov. 7: Pac-12 - Preview; Stanford’s Chasson Randle continues to grow as a point guard, leader; Chemistry the biggest factor in Arizona’s quest for a national title

Nov. 10: Big East - Preview; Kris Dunn looks to put injuries behind him as he shoulders heavy load at Providence; The new-look Big East looks to improve in year two
Nov. 11: Big 12 - Preview; To turn Texas around, Rick Barnes first had to change the culture of his team; A heart-to-heart with Bob Huggins changed Juwan Staten’s outlook, career
Nov. 12: Big Ten - Preview; Patience and hard work helped transform Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky into “Frank the Tank”; From under-recruited to team leader, Caris LeVert has seen it all at Michigan
Nov. 13: ACC - Preview; The maturation of Jerian Grant: What one star learned during a season-long suspension; Angel Rodriguez is happy to continue his career where it started: Home
Nov. 14: SEC - Preview; Kasey Hill’s second family gave him a new lease on life