Teams to believe in (and not to believe in)

How good can LSU really be? What about Ohio State? And are we set for the return of UConn? USA Today Sports

It's never too early to debate who might (and might not) get into the NCAA tournament. And with the first release of Bracketology for the 2015-16 season, it's a perfect time to take a look at who Joe Lunardi has in and out, and how it all might change by March.


Boise State Broncos

Some will look at the loss of Leon Rice's top player, Derrick Marks, and immediately toss the Broncs out of the equation. However, Boise State, which won 25 games last season and went to the NCAA tournament, is the favorite to win the Mountain West this season. Anthony Drmic (15.9 PPG as a junior) is back and healthy after missing most of last season because of an injury. Junior forward James Webb III (11.2 PPG, 8 RPG) is on the NBA radar, and Rice has just about everyone of note back except for Marks -- including starters Nick Duncan and Mikey Thompson. This group is experienced and can really shoot it.