Teams and players to watch as 2008-09 unfolds
History suggests this season's national champion probably will emerge from within the ranks of teams ranked in the preseason top 10. And if you're the kind of person who flips to the last page of a book without pausing to enjoy everything that comes before, feel free to pay attention to those teams and those teams alone.
But half the fun of the march toward April comes from the plotlines that unfold elsewhere across the nation, even if most of them will have been wrapped up well before ...
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