2. Villanova Wildcats
The Wildcats are solid at every position and play hard on every possession. This is not Jay Wright’s best or most talented team, but the pieces all fit together and the culture Wright has built is the glue. Mikal Bridges is a future pro, and Jalen Brunson is one of the elite point guards in the country and can control a game.

38. Penn State Nittany Lions
Pat Chambers has his best team at Penn State. Tony Carr is a terrific scorer and can hit you at all three levels. He is averaging better than 20 PPG, up from a little more than 13 a night a season ago.

43. Temple Owls
Fran Dunphy is one of the best coaches in the country, and one of the best people. Having Quinton Rose as a more experienced star and Obi Enechionyia as a senior will make Temple a contender in the American: