Sophomore guard Miles McBride was primarily a bench player, but could be a potential breakout candidate this season. 1, Baylor narrowly edges Gonzaga, Villanova for top spot, Five teams snubbed from the preseason men's basketball poll, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND MOST COMPREHENSIVE SCOUTING ORGANIZATION, 2021 PG Invitational National Championship, PGAA's Impact on MLB Playoffs: American League, Photo: Noah Myers (Wabash Valley Athletics). C Luka Garza (23.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg) surprised many with his development last season, and the reigning Big Ten player of the year returns for his senior season after pulling out of the NBA draft. 16 Texas Tech, No. Coach Greg Gard will get forward and Ohio State transfer Micah Potter (10.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg) for a full season. 19 Oregon, No. Explore all teams using FieldLevel. The Scarlet Knights, along with Penn State, had big reasons to be frustrated with the cancellation of the postseason. They’re now in the best position to take the crown outright with most key parts back on Jay Wright’s roster. Smart landed his big prize, signing local five-star forward Greg Brown III, a likely one-and-done player expected to make an enormous impact. 12. 2019 record: 43-19, 14-10 SEC Make sure to consider a college's academic record, majors offered and student life when making your final decision. Get the latest College Football rankings for the 2020 season. Coach (record at school): Kelly Inouye-Perez (544–166–1 in 12 seasons). Salter zooms into the Top 10 as she was the No. RPI: 28. RPI: 18. John Fulkerson (13.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg) and Yves Pons (10.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg) are proven big men and Pons is the reigning SEC defensive player of the year. Welcome back baseball season, you've been missed. Coach Fran McCaffery has weapons around his big man with Joe Wieskamp (14.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg), CJ Fredrick (10.2 ppg) and ageless guard Jordan Bohannon coming back from injury. 6 Kansas. Florida SouthWestern righthander Marc Davis has already put himself on the map of pro scouts and leads the way in our first installment of the JUCO Scouting Notebook. With more than 500 junior college softball programs, the opportunities are almost endless. All-league performer Ty-Shon Alexander is off to the NBA, but there are plenty of other sharpshooters still in Omaha. 1 starter for a Georgia Impact team that finished second in the 18U Premier Division at the PGF National Championships. 12. The season takes place in the spring, with the Women's College World Series for Division I teams held in June after the regular season is over. To learn more, visit the junior college softball website. Six-foot-10 freshman Isaiah Cottrell is expected to bolster depth. The addition of top-notch recruits in guard Josh Christopher and forward Marcus Bagley has brought an excitement to Tempe that hasn’t been seen in a while. Have you chosen the major that best aligns with your natural strengths and interests? RPI: 30. Coach (record at school): Beverly Smith (316-215 in nine seasons) Elite recruits R.J. Davis and Caleb Love will step into featured roles immediately. He won’t have much proven help in the backcourt, but big things are expected from freshman forward Scottie Barnes. College Factual ® is a registered trademark of Media Factual, Best Colleges For Coach (record at school): Beth Torina (360-155 in 8 seasons). Yes, each of the three junior college division levels hosts its own tournament. Houston returns one of the most talented rosters in the conference and a backcourt that stacks up against any team in the NCAA. The top teams can compete for the championship in their respective division. Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Garrett (9.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.6 apg) returns on the perimeter. But Nate Reuvers (13.1 ppg) returns as one of the league’s top inside-outside threats. Junior guard Ochai Agbaji (10 ppg) will be bolstered by the return of Christian Braun and arrival of five-star recruit Bryce Thompson. Outlooks for the Top 25 teams in the USA TODAY men's basketball preseason coaches poll USA TODAY Sports Correction: A previous version of this story had an incorrect team at No. 8801 J.M. Butler and MaCio Teague (13.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg) both pulled out of the NBA draft. List of Top Softball Schools & Colleges in Texas TX. Guard Chris Duarte (12.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg) is the lone returning starter for the defending Pac-12 regular season champions but Will Richardson (11 ppg) had a prominent role. C. The Cassius Winston Era is over and Xavier Tillman also is gone, but Tom Izzo has plenty of parts to work with to remain atop the league. Correction: A previous version of this story had an incorrect team at No. Postseason history:  15 NCAA tournament appearances, 3 NCAA Super Regional appearances, 2 Women's College World Series appearances. RPI: 3. RPI: 20. 2019 record: 47-13, 21-2 Big Ten Ballpark: Cowgirl Stadium (750). Postseason history:  22 NCAA tournament appearances, 2 NCAA Super Regional appearances, 8 Women's College World Series appearances (4 AIAW appearances). 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Coach (record at school): Heather Tarr (636-244-1 in 15 seasons) Chris Beard is once again reshaping the roster with transfers, much like he did two seasons ago en route to the national championship game. For athletes who may not have the grades, finances or build yet for a four-year school, a junior college softball program can be a great way to gain experience competing against collegiate athletes while developing those essential skills. Baylor looking to make history when it starts season at No. Denzel Mahoney (12.0 ppg) could start or continue to come off the bench, and small forward Christian Bishop (8.6 ppg) does his job well. But the nucleus of that squad returns, led by versatile Ron Harper Jr. (12.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and Geo Baker (10.9 ppg), and welcomes Cliff Omoruyi as the centerpiece of a strong freshman class. But it’s the guard play that holds the key to UNC’s recovery season. Coach (record at school): Melyssa Lombardi (22-30 in one season) Yes, junior colleges can—and do—offer scholarships for qualified athletes! Junior center David McCormack (6.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg) is primed to get the first opportunity. Freshmen Day’Ron Sharpe and Walker Kessler bring in even more depth up front. This week's JUCO Notebook looks at players from the Midwest and Florida as our scouts break down some of the action around the country, including current College of Central Florida outfielder Tre Hondras. Women's Softball is quite popular and available at many U.S. colleges. Coach Bob Huggins believes this is perhaps his deepest team with the Mountaineers. High school and club teams use it to help their athletes get recruited. Tomas Woldetensae was beginning to find his shot as last season progressed, and Cavs’ fans can expect bigger things from sophomore Casey Morsell. As a high school junior for Estero, the Alabama commit struck out 161 batters and allowed just eight walks in 81.2 innings, finishing with an 11-1 record and a 0.43 ERA. That could allow the Illini to do more than just make the tourney. 2019 record: 22-30, 5-19 Pac-12 Guards Courtney Ramey (10.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.9 apg), Matt Coleman III (12.7 ppg, 3 rpg, 3.4 apg) and Andrew Jones (11.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg) anchor the team. Postseason history: 19 NCAA tournament appearances, 4 NCAA Super Regional appearances, 5 Women's College World Series appearances, 2019 record: 46-14, 20-2 Big Ten The Bruins got off to an 8-9 start last season while learning to adapt to Mick Cronin’s defensive-minded system. Women's Softball : Nationwide, #4 University of California - Los Angeles, #5 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. RPI: 3 Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from and our partners. Coach (record at school): Yvette Healy (257-170-1 in eight seasons). 6 Kansas. 2019 record: 49-18, 12-12 SEC. 1 recruiting class, topped by 6-7 guards BJ Boston Jr. and Terrence Clarke. Postseason history: 18 NCAA tournament appearances, 10 NCAA Super Regional appearances, 4 Women's College World Series appearances. Although Gonzaga’s West Coast Conference player of the year, Filip Petrusev (17.5 ppg), went pro in his native Serbia, the Bulldogs held on to their core, including Corey Kispert (13.9 ppg), who will be helped by Joel Ayayi (10.6 ppg), plus six freshmen and transfer Andrew Nembhard, a junior guard from Florida. The pandemic deprived Duke fans the opportunity to see just how far last season’s next-level talent could have taken them in the Big Dance.