College Basketball Conference-by-Conference Preseason Polls & Awards (2020-21)

Since we’re hours away from the start of the college basketball season, let’s take a closer look at the schools and players that are getting some love in the preseason media polls this year.

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ACC
1. Virginia (97 first-place votes) – 2214
2. Duke (34) – 2146
3. Florida State (15) – 1973
4. North Carolina (7) – 1933
5. Louisville (2) – 1693
6. Syracuse – 1234
7. Miami – 1223
8. NC State – 1149
9. Georgia Tech – 1147
10. Clemson – 1057
11. Virginia Tech – 794
12. Notre Dame – 769
13. Pitt – 635
14. Boston College – 404
15. Wake Forest – 229

Player of the Year: Garrison Brooks, C, Sr., North Carolina

All-League Team
Garrison Brooks, C, Sr., North Carolina
Sam Hauser, F, Sr., Virginia
Scottie Barnes, F, Fr., Florida State
Jalen Johnson, F, Fr., Duke
Aamir Simms, F, Sr., Clemson
Chris Lykes, G, Sr., Miami


AMERICA EAST
1. Vermont (8) – 80
2. UMBC (2) – 72
3. New Hampshire – 66
4. Albany – 51
5. Stony Brook – 44
6. Hartford – 43
7. UMass Lowell – 38
8. NJIT – 28
T9. Binghamton – 14
T9. Maine – 14

All-League Team
Zach Cooks, G, Sr., NJIT
Nick Guadarrama, F, Jr., New Hampshire
Cam Healy, G, Jr., Albany
Obadiah Noel, G, Sr., UMass Lowell
Stef Smith, G, Sr., Vermont


AMERICAN ATHLETIC
1. Houston (9) – 99
2. Memphis (2) – 90
3. SMU – 80
4. Cincinnati – 77
5. USF – 61
6. Tulsa – 50
7. Wichita State – 44
8. UCF – 37
9. East Carolina – 34
10. Temple – 18
11. Tulane – 15

Player of the Year: Caleb Mills, G, RS Soph., Houston

All-League Team
Caleb Mills, G, RS Soph., Houston
Keith Williams, G, Sr., Cincinnati
Jayden Gardner, F, Jr., East Carolina
Kendric Davis, G, Jr., SMU
Brandon Rachal, F, Sr., Tulsa


ASUN
Coaches Poll
1. Lipscomb (5) – 74
2. Liberty (1) – 66
3. Stetson (2) – 64
4. North Florida (1) – 56
5. FGCU – 45
6. North Alabama – 40
7. Jacksonville – 29
8. Bellarmine – 18
9. Kennesaw State – 13

Media Poll
1. Lipscomb (16) – 256
2. Liberty (10) – 245
3. Stetson (4) – 202
4. North Florida (2) – 192
5. FGCU – 156
6. North Alabama – 146
7. Jacksonville – 108
8. Kennesaw State – 68
9. Bellarmine – 62

Player of the Year: Ahsan Asadullah, C, Jr., Lipscomb

All-League Team
Ahsan Asadullah, C, Jr., Lipscomb
Caleb Catto, G, Jr., FGCU
Darius McGhee, G, Jr., Liberty
Carter Hendricksen, F, Jr., North Florida
Mahamadou Diawara, F/C, Soph., Stetson
Rob Perry, G, Soph., Stetson
Jalen Warren, G, Sr., FGCU
Elijah Cuffee, G/F, Sr., Liberty
Jamari Blackmon, G, Jr., North Alabama
Emanuel Littles, F, Jr., North Alabama


A-10
1. Richmond (19) – 380
2. Saint Louis (7) – 364
3. Dayton (2) – 318
4. St. Bonaventure – 307
5. Duquesne – 278
6. URI – 246
7. Davidson – 229
8. UMass – 192
9. VCU – 175
10. George Mason – 133
11. George Washington – 113
12. Saint Joseph’s – 85
13. La Salle – 80
14. Fordham – 40

All-League Team
Kellan Grady, G, Sr., Davidson
Jalen Crutcher, G, Sr., Dayton
Tre Mitchell, C, Soph., UMass
Fatts Russell, G, Sr., URI
Jacob Gilyard, G, Sr., Richmond
Jordan Goodwin, G, Sr., Saint Louis


BIG EAST
1. Villanova (9) – 99
2. Creighton (2) – 91
3. Providence – 79
4. UConn – 69
5. Seton Hall – 67
6. Marquette – 50
7. Xavier – 47
8. Butler – 37
9. St. John’s – 33
10. DePaul – 20
11. Georgetown – 13

Player of the Year: Marcus Zegarowski, G, Jr., Creighton

All-League Team
Marcus Zegarowski, G, Jr., Creighton
Charlie Moore, G, Sr., DePaul
David Duke, G, Jr., Providence
Sandro Mamukelashvili, F, Sr., Seton Hall
Collin Gillespie, G, Sr., Villanova
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, F, Soph., Villanova


BIG SKY
Coaches Poll
1. Eastern Washington (9) – 99
2. Montana (1) – 86
3. Weber State – 73
4. Portland State (1) – 67
5. Northern Colorado – 65
6. Montana State – 60
7. Southern Utah – 56
8. Northern Arizona – 34
9. Sacramento State – 31
10. Idaho State – 24
11. Idaho – 10

Media Poll
1. Eastern Washington (24) – 304
2. Montana (2) – 250
3. Northern Colorado (2) – 222
4. Montana State – 200
5. Weber State – 183
6. Southern Utah – 173
7. Portland State – 147
8. Northern Arizona – 143
9. Sacramento State – 93
10. Idaho State – 86
11. Idaho – 50

Player of the Year: Jacob Davison, G, Sr., Eastern Washington

All-League Team
Jacob Davison, G, Sr., Eastern Washington
Kim Aiken Jr., G/F, RS Jr., Eastern Washington
Bodie Hume, G, Jr., Northern Colorado
Jubrile Belo, F, Jr., Montana State
Cameron Shelton, G, Jr., Northern Arizona
Michael Steadman, F, RS Sr., Montana


BIG SOUTH
1. Winthrop (21) – 261
2. UNC Asheville (2) – 214
3. Charleston Southern – 192
4. Gardner-Webb (1) – 188
5. USC Upstate – 149
6. Radford – 127
7. High Point – 117
8. Longwood – 111
9. Campbell – 78
11. Presbyterian – 55

Player of the Year: Phlandrous Fleming, G/F, Jr., Charleston Southern

All-League Team
Phlandrous Fleming, G/F, Jr., Charleston Southern
D.J. Burns Jr., F/C, RS Soph., Winthrop
DeVon Baker, G, Jr., UNC Asheville
Chandler Vaudrin, G, RS Sr., Winthrop
Jaheam Cornwall, G, Sr., Gardner-Webb


BIG TEN

Player of the Year: Luka Garza, C, Sr., Iowa

All-League Team
Luka Garza, C, Sr., Iowa
Ayo Dosunmu, G, Jr., Illinois
Kofi Cockburn, C, Soph., Illinois
Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, Soph., Indiana
Joe Wieskamp, G, Jr., Iowa
Aaron Henry, F, Soph., Michigan State
Marcus Carr, G, Jr., Minnesota
Trevion Williams, F, Jr., Purdue
Geo Baker, G, Sr., Rutgers
Nate Reuvers, F, Sr., Wisconsin


BIG 12
1. Baylor (7) – 79
2. Kansas (3) – 73
3. West Virginia – 61
4. Texas – 58
5. Texas Tech – 53
6. Oklahoma – 39
7. Oklahoma State – 35
8. Iowa State – 19
9. TCU – 18
10. Kansas State – 15

Player of the Year: Jared Butler, G, Jr., Baylor

All-League Team
Jared Butler, G, Jr., Baylor
Marcus Garrett, G, Sr, Kansas
Austin Reaves, G, Sr., Oklahoma
Cade Cunningham, G, Fr., Oklahoma State
Matt Coleman III, G, Sr., Texas
Oscar Tshiebwe, F, Soph., West Virginia


BIG WEST
1. UC Irvine (18) – 270
2. UC Santa Barbara (9) – 254
3. UC Davis (1) – 182
4. Hawaii – 165
5. UC Riverside – 160
6. Long Beach State – 141
7. CSU Bakersfield – 117
8. CSUN – 102
9. Cal State Fullerton – 95
10. Cal Poly – 54

All-League Team
Arinze Chidom, F, Sr., UC Riverside
Chance Hunter, G, Jr., Long Beach State
Ezra Manjon, G, Soph., UC Davis
JaQuori McLaughlin, G, Sr., UC Santa Barbara
Amadou Sow, F, Jr., UC Santa Barbara
Collin Welp, F, Jr., UC Irvine


CAA
1. Hofstra (16) – 290
2. Delaware (11) – 270
3. Drexel (7) – 242
4. Towson (4) – 230
5. Elon – 215
6. Charleston – 196
7. Northeastern – 167
8. UNCW – 110
9. James Madison – 101
10. William & Mary – 69

Player of the Year: Matt Lewis, G, Sr., James Madison

All-League Team
Matt Lewis, G, Sr., James Madison
James Butler, F, Grad, Drexel
Isaac Kante, F/C, Jr., Hofstra
Zane Martin, G, RS Sr., Towson
Camren Wynter, G, Jr., Drexel


C-USA
1. WKU (11)
2. North Texas (3)
3. Marshall
4. UAB
5. Old Dominion
6. Charlotte
7. Louisiana Tech
8. UTEP
9. UTSA
10. Florida Atlantic
11. FIU
12. Middle Tennessee
13. Southern Miss
14. Rice

All-League Team
Jordan Shepherd, G., RS Sr., Charlotte
Jahmir Young, G, Soph., Charlotte
Taevion Kinsey, G, Jr., Marshall
Jarrod West, G, Sr., Marshall
Javion Hamlet, G, RS Sr., North Texas
Bryson Williams, F, RS Sr., UTEP
Jhivvan Jackson, G, Sr., UTSA
Keaton Wallace, G, Sr., UTSA
Taveion Hollingsworth, G, Sr., WKU
Charles Bassey, C, Jr., WKU


HORIZON LEAGUE
1. Wright State (37) – 517
2. Youngstown State (3) – 423
3. Northern Kentucky (4) – 413
4. RMU – 345
5. UIC – 312
6. Oakland – 288
7. Cleveland State – 283
8. Green Bay – 253
9. Detroit Mercy – 185
10. Milwaukee – 172
11. Purdue Fort Wayne – 127
12. IUPUI – 114

Player of the Year: Loudon Love, F, Sr., Wright State

All-League Team
Loudon Love, F, Sr., Wright State
Antoine Davis, G, Jr., Detroit Mercy
Amari Davis, F, Soph., Green Bay
Marcus Burk, G, Sr., IUPUI
Darius Quisenberry, G, Jr., Youngstown State


MAAC
1. Siena (11) – 121
2. Iona – 103
T3. Monmouth – 89
T3. Saint Peter’s – 89
5. Manhattan – 77
6. Niagara – 63
7. Quinnipiac – 54
8. Fairfield – 39
9. Marist – 36
10. Canisius – 31
11. Rider – 24

Player of the Year: Jalen Pickett, G, Jr., Siena

All-League Team
Jalen Pickett, G, Jr., Siena
Deion Hammond, G, Sr., Monmouth
Marcus Hammond, G, Jr., Niagara
KC Ndefo, F, Jr., Saint Peter’s
Manny Camper, G/F, Sr., Siena


MAC
1. Bowling Green (8) – 132
2. Ohio (1) – 117
3. Akron (2) – 115
4. Buffalo – 109
5. Ball State – 104
6. Toledo (1) – 93
7. Kent State – 65
8. Eastern Michigan – 57
9. Miami – 48
10. Northern Illinois – 43
11. Central Michigan – 40
12. Western Michigan – 13

All-League Team
Loren Cristian Jackson, G, Sr., Akron
Justin Turner, G, Grad, Bowling Green
Jayvon Graves, G, Sr., Buffalo
Jason Preston, G, Jr., Ohio
Marreon Jackson, G, Sr., Toledo


MEAC
Northern Division
1. Norfolk State (16) – 123
2. Morgan State (2) – 101
3. Howard (3) – 88
4. Coppin State (1) – 71
5. Delaware State – 43
6. Maryland Eastern Shore – 36

Southern Division
1. NC Central (11) – 95
2. NC A&T (9) – 94
3. Florida A&M (1) – 59
4. Bethune-Cookman – 51
5. South Carolina State (1) – 31

Player of the Year: Kameron Langley, G, Sr., NC A&T

All-League Team
Kameron Langley, G, Sr., NC A&T
DeJuan Clayton, G, Sr., Coppin State
C.J. Keyser, G, Sr., NC Central
Koby Thomas, F, Sr., Coppin State
Makur Maker, F, Fr., Howard


MISSOURI VALLEY
1. UNI (30) – 426
2. Loyola (13) – 405
3. Bradley (1) – 341
4. Indiana State – 282
5. Southern Illinois – 235
6. Missouri State – 210
7. Drake – 207
8. Valparaiso – 148
9. Illinois State – 112
10. Evansville – 54

Player of the Year: AJ Green, G, Jr., UNI

All-League Team
AJ Green, G, Jr., UNI
Elijah Childs, F, Sr., Bradley
Tyreke Key, G, Sr., Indiana State
Cameron Krutwig, C, Sr., Loyola
Austin Phyfe, F, RS Jr., UNI


MOUNTAIN WEST
1. San Diego State (14) – 211
2. Boise State (4) – 188
3. Utah State (2) – 177
4. UNLV – 160
5. Colorado State – 141
6. Nevada – 114
7. New Mexico – 106
8. Fresno State – 93
9. Wyoming – 59
10. Air Force – 39
11. San Jose State – 32

Player of the Year: Derrick Alston, G, Sr, Boise State

All-League Team
Derrick Alston, G, Sr, Boise State
Isaiah Stevens, G, Soph., Colorado State
Matt Mitchell, F, Sr., San Diego State
Bryce Hamilton, G, Jr., UNLV
Neemias Queta, C, Jr., Utah State


NEC
1. Fairleigh Dickinson (6)
2. LIU (4)
T3. Bryant
T3. Mount St. Mary’s
5. St. Francis Brooklyn
6. Saint Francis U
7. Merrimack
8. Wagner
9. Central Connecticut
10. Sacred Heart

All-League Team
Damian Chong Qui, G, Jr., Mount St. Mary’s
Ty Flowers, F, RS Sr., LIU
Chauncey Hawkins, G, Sr., St. Francis Brooklyn
Jahlil Jenkins, G, Sr., Fairleigh Dickinson
Elyjah Williams, F, Sr., Fairleigh Dickinson


OVC
T1. Austin Peay (9) – 226
T1. Murray State (10) – 226
3. Belmont (5) – 214
4. Eastern Kentucky – 173
5. Eastern Illinois – 153
6. Tennessee State – 139
7. Jacksonville State – 124
8. Morehead State – 87
9. Tennessee Tech – 84
10. UT Martin – 80
11. SIUE – 48
12. Southeast Missouri – 30

Player of the Year: Terry Taylor, F, Sr., Austin Peay

All-League Team
Terry Taylor, F, Sr., Austin Peay
Jordyn Adams, G, Soph., Austin Peay
Jomaru Brown, G, Jr., Eastern Kentucky
Tevin Brown, G, Jr., Murray State
Jr. Clay, G, Jr., Tennessee Tech
Tre King, F, Jr., Eastern Kentucky
Carlos Marshall Jr., G, Jr., Tennessee State
Grayson Murphy, G, Jr., Belmont
Nick Muszynski, C, Jr., Belmont
Mack Smith, G, Sr., Eastern Illinois
Parker Stewart, G, Jr., UT Martin
Josiah Wallace, G, Sr., Eastern Illinois
KJ Williams, F, Jr., Murray State


PAC-12
1. UCLA (9) – 251
2. Arizona St (5) – 246
3. Oregon (7) – 241
4. Stanford (1) – 209
5. Arizona – 173
6. USC (1) – 154
7. Colorado – 149
8. Utah – 131
9. Washington – 85
10. Cal – 65
11. Washington State – 54
12. Oregon State – 36

All-League Team
Timmy Allen, F, Jr., Utah
Matt Bradley, G, Jr., California
Oscar da Silva, F, Sr., Stanford
Chris Duarte, G, Sr., Oregon
Remy Martin, G, Sr., Arizona State
Evan Mobley, F, Fr., USC
Will Richardson, G, Jr., Oregon
Chris Smith, F, Sr., UCLA
Ziaire Williams, F, Fr., Stanford
McKinley Wright IV, G, Sr., Colorado


SEC
1. Tennessee
2. Kentucky
3. LSU
4. Florida
5. Alabama
6. Arkansas
7. Auburn
8. South Carolina
9. Ole Miss
10. Missouri
11. Texas A&M
12. Mississippi State
13. Georgia
14. Vanderbilt

Player of the Year: Keyontae Johnson, Florida

All-League Team
John Petty Jr., G, Jr., Alabama
Keyontae Johnson, F, Soph., Florida
Brandon Boston Jr., G, Fr., Kentucky
Trendon Watford, F, Soph., LSU
John Fulkerson, F, Sr., Tennessee


SOCON
1. UNCG (4) – 76
2. Furman (5) – 74
3. ETSU (1) – 63
4. Mercer – 56
5. Wofford – 47
6. Western Carolina – 44
7. Chattanooga – 38
8. Samford – 23
9. VMI – 15
10. Citadel – 14

Player of the Year: Isaiah Miller, G, Sr., UNCG

All-League Team
Isaiah Miller, G, Sr., UNCG
Ty Brewer, F, Jr., ETSU
Mike Bothwell, G, Jr., Furman
Noah Gurley, F, Jr., Furman
Clay Mounce, F, Sr., Furman
Ross Cummings, G, RS Sr., Mercer
Jeff Gary, G, RS Jr., Mercer
David Jean-Baptiste, G, RS Sr., Chattanooga
Mason Faulkner, G, RS Sr., Western Carolina
Storm Murphy, G, Sr., Wofford


SOUTHLAND
1. Stephen F. Austin (17) – 278
2. Abilene Christian (3) – 254
3. Sam Houston State – 216
4. Nicholls (1) – 209
5. Lamar (3) – 199
6. McNeese (2) – 177
7. Central Arkansas – 153
8. New Orleans – 132
9. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – 131
10. Northwestern State – 123
11. Southeastern Louisiana – 68
12. UIW – 64
13. Houston Baptist – 24

All-League Team
Joe Pleasant, F, Jr., Abilene Christian
Rylan Bergersen, G, Sr., Central Arkansas
Dru Kuxhausen, G, Sr., McNeese
Zach Nutall, G, Jr., Sam Houston State
Gavin Kensmil, F, Sr., Stephen F. Austin


SUMMIT LEAGUE
1. South Dakota State (33) – 608
2. Oral Roberts – 514
3. North Dakota State (3) – 466
4. Omaha – 379
5. South Dakota – 354
6. North Dakota – 301
7. Kansas City – 248
8. Denver – 203
9. Western Illinois – 167

Player of the Year: Douglas Wilson, F, Sr., South Dakota State

All-League Team
Douglas Wilson, F, Sr., South Dakota State
Noah Freidel, G, Soph., South Dakota State
Kevin Obanor, F, Jr., Oral Roberts
Matt Pile, F, Sr., Omaha
Filip Rebraca, F, Jr., North Dakota
Stanley Umude, F, Sr., South Dakota


SUN BELT
West
1. Little Rock (9) – 140
2. Louisiana (1) – 106
3. UTA (1) – 87
4. Arkansas State – 49
5. Texas State – 47
6. ULM – 35

East
1. Georgia State (1) – 131
2. South Alabama – 98
3. Coastal Carolina – 86
4. Appalachian State – 79
5. Georgia Southern – 55
6. Troy – 22

Player of the Year: Ruot Monyyong, F, Sr., Little Rock

All-League Team
Ruot Monyyong, F, Sr., Little Rock
Markquis Nowell, G, Jr., Little Rock
Justin Forrest, G, Sr., Appalachian State
Kane Williams, G, Sr., Georgia State
DeVante’ Jones, G, Jr., Coastal Carolina


SWAC
1. Texas Southern – 124
2. Southern – 117
3. Prairie View A&M – 115
4. Jackson State – 88
5. Alcorn State – 75
6. Grambling State – 71
7. Alabama State – 59
8. Alabama A&M – 50
9. Mississippi Valley State – 33
10. Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 28

Player of the Year: Tristan Jarrett, G, Sr., Jackson State

All-League Team
Tristan Jarrett, G, Sr., Jackson State
Troymain Crosby, G, Sr., Alcorn State
Yahuza Rasas, F, Jr., Texas Southern
Justin Hopkins, F, Grad, Texas Southern
Jayveous McKinnis, F, Jr., Jackson State


WAC
Coaches Poll
1. New Mexico State (8) – 64
2. Grand Canyon (1) – 52
3. UT Rio Grande Valley – 45
4. Cal Baptist – 43
5. Seattle – 33
6. Tarleton – 31
7. Utah Valley – 28
8. Dixie State – 20
9. Chicago State – 8

Media Poll
1. New Mexico State (10) – 150
2. Grand Canyon (1) – 125
3. UT Rio Grande Valley – 114
4. Cal Baptist (2) – 105
5. Seattle – 84
6. Utah Valley – 74
7. Dixie State – 49
8. Tarleton – 46
9. Chicago State – 18

Player of the Year: Jabari Rice, G, Jr., New Mexico State

All-League Team
Jabari Rice, G, Jr., New Mexico State
Alessandro Lever, C, Sr., Grand Canyon
Javon Levi, PG, Sr., UT Rio Grande Valley
Johnny McCants, F, Sr., New Mexico State
Donnie Tillman, F, Sr., New Mexico State


WEST COAST
1. Gonzaga (9) – 81
2. BYU (1) – 69
3. Saint Mary’s – 63
4. Pepperdine – 57
5. San Francisco – 52
6. Santa Clara – 38
7. LMU – 33
8. Pacific – 31
9. San Diego – 16
10. Portland – 10

All-League Team
Joel Ayayi, G, Jr., Gonzaga
Alex Barcello, G, Sr., BYU
Jamaree Bouyea, G, Sr., San Francisco
Kessler Edwards, F, Jr., Pepperdine
Corey Kispert, F, Sr., Gonzaga
Colbey Ross, G, Sr., Pepperdine
Eli Scott, G, Sr., LMU
Matthias Tass, C, Jr., Saint Mary’s
Drew Timme, F, Soph., Gonzaga
Josip Vrankic, F, Sr., Santa Clara

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