Florida, Xavier Ranked in Various “Way-Too-Early” Top 25s

The 2019-20 season is still six months away from tip-off, but it’s never too early to look at some preseason rankings!

Two members of the 2019 Charleston Classic field are expected to be near the Top 25 at the beginning of the 2019-20 season.


Sports Illustrated – #18
Stadium – #20
ESPN – #23

“Even though they arrived on campus at different times, it felt as if the core of KeVaughn AllenJalen HudsonKevarrius Hayes and Keith Stone was in Gainesville forever. Those players are all gone now, though, along with a couple of transfers. How will Mike White replace them? He has one of the better recruiting classes in the country, led by five-star wing Scottie Lewis, McDonald’s All American point guard Tre Mann and top-50 big Omar Payne. Freshmen Andrew NembhardKeyontae Johnson and Noah Locke lead a young group of returnees.” (Jeff Borzello – ESPN)


NBC Sports – #18
Sports Illustrated – First Five Out
ESPN – First Five Out

The Gators and Musketeers will also be joined by UConn, returning MAC Champion Buffalo, Miami, Saint Joseph’s, Missouri State, and Towson.