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The Other Top 25: Full preseason rankings

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Plus, a few teams that just missed the cut

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NOV 12 South Dakota State at USC Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 2020-21 college basketball season is officially underway. I know. I’ve seen it with my own two eyes. The teams are playing the sport.

Now that The Day We Thought Might Never Come is actually here, it’s time to get you all up in arms about our rankings. Over the last month, we’ve unveiled who we believe are the best 25 teams from outside of college basketball’s major conferences (wording chosen very carefully, we’re not getting into the Gonzaga thing again). Some of you got mad, sure, but nothing really riles up the internet like putting all our rankings in one place, so here you go.

We also thought it best to tell you the teams who JUST missed the cut and will probably be in the rankings as soon as a ranked team screws up. So, without further ado, here is the 2020-21 preseason The Other Top 25, complete with each team’s individual profile:

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Saint Louis
  3. Loyola University Chicago
  4. Northern Iowa
  5. San Diego State
  6. Richmond
  7. Western Kentucky
  8. Boise State
  9. St. Bonaventure
  10. Duquesne
  11. North Texas
  12. Austin Peay
  13. Dayton
  14. Belmont
  15. UNLV
  16. BYU
  17. Furman
  18. Vermont
  19. Utah State
  20. Pepperdine
  21. UNC Greensboro
  22. Little Rock
  23. New Mexico State
  24. Old Dominion
  25. South Dakota State

First teams out: Stephen F. Austin, Winthrop, Bowling Green, San Francisco