The injury bug bit the USF women's basketball team hard last year. Still, head coach Jose Fernandez was able to guide the Bulls to their eighth straight postseason appearance.
Even on their home court, this is foreign territory for the USF men's basketball team.
The Spartans were the overwhelming choice with their veteran returnees led by star Cassius Winston. They topped 60 of 65 ballots in voting results released Monday, easily outdistancing No. 2 Kentucky and No. 3 Kansas as the only other teams to receive first-place votes.