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Jay Bilas posted his top 25 for next year this morning. For those that have ESPN Insider, you can check it out. For those that don't, let me just say that Ohio State is no where on the list. I like Bilas as an analyst, but how can he have an elite 8 team, who returns 4 out of there 5 starters, not even in his preseason top 25? Sure we lose Thomas, but i fully expect guys like Ross and Thompson to pick up there scoring, while returning the best defensive backcourt in the country. What a joke!!!
Edit: Teams he does have ranked in the top 25, apparently over tOSU - Harvard, Colorodo, Stanford, Virginia, and Tennessee to name a few
This post was edited by chrism2184 12 months ago
Bolas' only argument might be the lack of a proven dominating 4 and 5 with the loss of Ravenal and Thomas. Ravenal wasn't great, but at
least he was big! Because Trey McDonald is completely unproven, and The Bucks have NO incoming 4 or 5 talent in next years Freshman class, Bilas doesn't see us competing well in the Post. I tend to think L Smith and Ross will be our go to guys on the glass, but I am concerned about the glaring lack of an elite or even a proven serviceable 5 man. Maybe we play small ball, but I would prefer if we brought in a JC Center to shore up the Post.
The lack of an inside presence will prevent this team from being a legit national title contender, but they are still a top 10-15 team. My guess is that this was an oversight. Anything else would just mean he's a clown, which is possible.
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