1. South Dakota: The Coyotes should coast to a league title, thanks to the return of Tyler Cain, Louie Krogman and others.
3. NJIT: The Highlanders won just one game last season, but they have an excellent trio led by guard Jheryl Wilson.
4. North Dakota: The Fighting Sioux are coming off a 16-win season, and return an inside-outside duo in Travis Bledsoe and Travis Mertens.
5. Texas-Pan American: The Broncs return four of five starters, including stud point guard Nick Weiermiller, and bring in six newcomers.
6. Chicago State: The loss of David Holston will hurt the Cougars badly, but forward Carl Montgomery is a very good forward.
7. Houston Baptist: A 5-25 team that loses 11 seniors? That sounds like a recipe for a last-place finish...in Division-I.
Player of the Year: Tyler Cain, F, South Dakota
G- Jheryl Wilson, NJIT
G- Louie Krogman, South Dakota
G- Nick Weiermiller, Texas-Pan American
F- Tyler Cain, South Dakota
F- Carl Montgomery, Chicago State
G- Isaiah Wilkerson, NJIT
G- Roman Genry, South Dakota
G- Travis Bledsoe, North Dakota
F- Gary Garris, NJIT