Both teams will have plenty of talent once again in the upcoming season. However, Colorado may be the better team this time around.
The Buffaloes may be losing Andre Roberson, who was the best rebounder in college hoops last season, but everyone else will be back. This includes the top two leading scorers on the team from last year in Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker.
As for the Bears, they will be losing their best player in Pierre Jackson. Jackson led the team last year in scoring, averaging 19.8 points per game. However, both Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin will be back. If Austin meets expectations, he could be the best player in college hoops.
It is important to note that Jefferson went off in the NIT last season. He averaged 21.2 points per game and was a big reason why the Bears won the championship game.
Both of these teams will be good enough to be ranked and both could win their conferences, although they are not favored to win them. Either team could come away with the victory, but I am going to say that Austin will breakout and Jefferson will be a star in the upcoming season.
This is no disrespect to the Buffaloes, though. They are going to have a very good team and they will push the Arizona Wildcats to the limit all season long.
However, Baylor will seek revenge by beating the Buffs on Nov. 8.