GONZAGA UPDATED 2:25 P.M.
More and more college basketball preview stories are filtering out, with Gonzaga stories right up there with other top-tier programs.
One hit the web today, from CollegeHoops.net, written by Joel Welser. In it, the on-line magazine ranks the Zags 25th, and repeats many of the same things being written elsewhere, most notably that sophomore Josh Heytvelt must produce and senior Derek Raivio must re-discover his shooting touch.
UPDATE: The Sporting News also ranked the Zags in the top 25 (16th) and one of their college basketball experts takes issue with the ranking, saying it’s too high.
The magazine also projects GU atop the WCC and into the NCAA tournament – again.
In that sense, the publication agrees with the WCC coaches, which voted the Zags as the preseason favorites, and Raivio as a preseason all-conference selection.
Check out Steve Bergum’s blog for more on this year’s newcomers.