On Wednesday, the college basketball scene for 2017-18 began to take shape as players who'd entered the NBA draft without hiring agents had to withdraw if they intended to retain their collegiate eligibility. Those decisions rocked some programs and enhanced others. But the guessing games of the past two months have ended, and now we can finally address next season in this early edition of our top 25 poll. There's still time for decisions, moves and transfers that might alter this list. And in a year without a unanimous No. 1, we expect controversy. Right now, though, we think the 25 schools below deserve to be in this poll. And we're sure that, unless you're an Arizona fan, you'll disagree.
Welcome to the refreshed The Only Colors! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to do the same, head over to the FanPosts to begin. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card [contest rules]. We’re collecting all of the stories here and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us! Anywho, here’s my story... To tell the tale of how I became a Michigan State fan is basically to tell the entire story of my life. As long as I can remember, it has been Michigan State and nothing else. I have the weird memorabilia collection to prove
2017-18 is shaping up to be a special season for the Michigan State Spartans. That’s why it’s no surprise to see NBC Sports still has Michigan State stop their preseason college hoops 25 poll, which they updated following Wednesday’s NBA Draft withdrawal deadline. 1. Michigan State Who’s gone: Eron Harris, Alvin Ellis III Who do they add: Jaren Jackson, Xavier Tillman Projected starting lineup: Cassius Winston, Josh Langford, Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson, Nick Ward I like this Michigan State team a lot. Nick Ward was a beast last year and Jaren Jackson is the perfect sidekick. Cassius Winston and Josh Langford will both take a step forward. The key, however, is that a potential Player of the