USF a consensus preseason top-25 pick...so far
If the preseason ended today, USF would be a consensus top-25 squad.
Alas, a bit more forecasting and prognosticating looms (it's only mid-June), but so far the Bulls appear in every prominent summer top 25. Here they are, broken down by publication:
Street & Smith's: 23rd
Phil Steele: 18th
The Sporting News: 22nd
We're still awaiting the preseason rankings from ESPN and Sports Illustrated (not to mention the Associated Press), but aren't expecting any shockers. The Bulls were 19th in the post-spring rankings compiled by ESPN's Mark Schlabach, and SI.com had the Bulls 25th in its way-too-early top 25 released in January.
And of course, USF finished 19th in last season's final AP poll.