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Eric Gordon, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose
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Is one of these three freshmen headed for a title?
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Are freshmen Gordon, Love and Rose the missing pieces on veteran, top-10 teams that could win a national title? Andy Katz
 

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Katz: Young stars could lead to title
Kevin Love (UCLA), Derrick Rose (Memphis) and Eric Gordon (Indiana) are freshman superstars who could be the missing pieces in their teams' title runs, writes Andy Katz.

Gottlieb: Freshman stars can be title contenders Insider
College basketball is no longer an upperclassmen's game. And of all the superstar freshmen, Derrick Rose of Memphis will have the best shot of leading his team to a title, writes Doug Gottlieb.

ESPN.com's experts pick their favorite freshmen
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Shelman: Optimism abounds with Tubby at Minnesota
Tubby Smith's departure from Kentucky to Minnesota may have been the unlikeliest coaching move this offseason. But his arrival has brought a rare optimism to the Golden Gophers' program, writes Jeff Shelman.

Glockner: Can Beilein work his magic at Michigan?
It took five years, but John Beilein built a powerhouse in Morgantown. Can he revitalize the Wolverines?

Rankin: The coaching transition game is no fun Insider
If anyone is familiar with the hardship of making a coaching move, it is Reggie Rankin. He spent four seasons at four different schools.

ESPN.com's experts pick their sleeper teams
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Lunardi: Counting down from 65 Insider
Joe Lunardi breaks down the first bracket of the season, from 65 all the way to No. 1. Here are the top four seeds.

Low: Pearl's big act brings big results
Don't look now, but Tennessee's once-moribund basketball program is now a national contender. And Bruce Pearl -- like him or hate him for his antics -- is the catalyst, writes Chris Low.

Katz: Cougars' ascent to top 10 is remarkable
Washington State was one of the pleasant surprises last season as the Cougars emerged under Tony Bennett. Now they have to prove they're no one-hit wonders, writes Andy Katz.

Whelliston: Mid-major teams to watch
Davidson is the leader of the mid-major pack in Kyle Whelliston's preseason list of mid-major teams to watch.

Whelliston: Mid-major players to watch
Kyle Whelliston identifies 10 impact players from mid-major conferences.

Whelliston: Are the Valley's multi-bid days over?
The Missouri Valley Conference has established itself as a consistent multi-bid league. But this season, finding a bid beyond Southern Illinois will be hard, writes Kyle Whelliston.

Lunardi: Counting down from 65 Insider
Joe Lunardi breaks down the first bracket of the season, from 65 all the way to No. 1. Part III continues with teams 32 to 17.

Katz: Who is the face of college hoops?
Unlike in previous seasons, there's not one identifiable, consensus face of college basketball this season. Who's going to step up into that role?

Fraschilla: Who are the player of the year candidates? Insider
Handicapping the national player of the year race is harder now than ever, but Fran Fraschilla has a few likely candidates in mind.

ESPN.com's experts pick All-Americans and player of the year
ESPN.com's experts pick their Final Four and national champ

Lunardi: Counting down from 65 Insider
Joe Lunardi breaks down the first bracket of the season, from 65 all the way to No. 1. Part II continues with teams 48 to 33.

Forde Minutes and counting ...
As the season tips, Pat Forde gives you the comprehensive list of everything you need to know.

Bilas: What I'm looking forward to in 2007-08 Insider
Now that the season is officially about to start, here are a few topics Jay Bilas is keeping an eye on this year.

Power 16: UNC rules
Everybody is chasing North Carolina in this season's first installment of the Power 16.

ESPN.com's Preseason Power 16
How did ESPN.com's experts vote?

ESPN.com's experts pick their Final Four and national champ
ESPN.com's experts pick their Final Four and national champ

Lunardi: The first Bracketology of '07-08
Take a look at bracket guru's Joe Lunardi's first (and most certainly not last) Bracketology of the 2007-08 season.

Lunardi: Counting down from 65 Insider
Joe Lunardi breaks down the first bracket of the season, from 65 all the way to No. 1. Part I counts down the bottom four seeds, from 49-65.

Lunardi: Bracketology FAQ: 2007-08
Joe Lunardi explains the nuances of Bracketology for the 2007-08 season.



 

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