I’m not surprised that Northwestern is over us, but I’m shocked at them being at 18th - I realize they return their largest contributors, but that team just wasn’t that good last year. They had three wins against tournament teams - Wisconsin when Koenig was out, that buzzer beater against us, and Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament. It seemed like they racked up a big record against a pretty weak conference schedule.
I know these are largely based on returning production, etc, so again, I get why NW is over us. But it’s odd that Minnesota, who only lost their 5th highest usage player is so low? And Wisconsin only returns Happ?