The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
College basketball No. 1-358 rankings: Preseason countdown concludes with top 68 teams for 2021-22 season
Check out the top teams in the CBS Sports ranking of all 358 NCAA Division I college basketball teams
46. Syracuse: You're not going to believe this, but I've got Syracuse as a bubble team come March. The Buddy Boeheim Show will have its most critically acclaimed season in the shooting guard's senior go-round. In Cuse's five 2021 postseason games, Boeheim averaged 25 points -- and he'll likely improve upon his overall 17.8 average from last season. SU did well for itself in keeping 11 scholarship players, but the incoming guy who will probably see his college career get a bump is former Villanova wing Cole Swider. He hasn't unlocked his potential yet. Same goes for SU point guard Joe Girard III, who needs to take a jump to ensure SU is in the top half of the ACC.