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2010-11 College Basketball Predictions & the 35 College Basketball People You Must Follow on Twitter

As we do every year, we did our way-too-early Top 20 after the Final Four in April, and not a whole lot has changed at the top despite players leaving early for the NBA, transfers, injuries, and suspensions. Duke is still clearly the deepest team with the most talent. Good luck finding a pundit who doesn’t have the Blue Devils in the Final 4. Michigan State is definitely the 2nd best team in the country (on paper). After those two, it’s fairly wide open. After the jump: Final 4 picks, the five players we think will end the year as All-Americans, and the 35 college basketball bloggers/writers/columnists/TV analysts you need to follow on twitter … with two players thrown in for good measure.Final 4:
Duke – If the Blue Devils beat Michigan State in December, there’s a good chance they won’t lose until February.
Pittsburgh – Won’t be pretty, and they’ll need a take-over scorer late in games, but this is the best team in the Big East.
Georgetown – Better as a darkhorse, and terribly thin inside, but we’re smitten with the senior backcourt of Freeman/Wright. Probably won’t finish Top 4 in the Big East, though.
Michigan State – Actually thought long and hard (that’s what she said?) about putting Illinois here. Love the Illini this year, but … Tom Izzo.

Guess at the All-American team by season’s end:
G Demetri McCamey, Illinois
G Jimmer Fredette, BYU
G Jacob Pullen, Kansas State
F Kyle Singler, Duke
F Jared Sullinger, Ohio State

Player of the Year: Kalin Lucas, Michigan State (just because we can’t do what everyone else is doing and pick Kyle Singler; same reason we left Harrison Barnes off the All-American team)

Follow these people on twitter. We’ve put them in alphabetical order. If you’ve got a gripe, and you always do, feel free to email me.

Percy Allen, Washington Huskies/Pac 10
Jeff Borzello, Busting the Bracket
Rick Bozich, Louisville/Big East
John Clay, Kentucky/SEC
Rob Dauster, Ballin’ is a Habit
Seth Davis, CBS/Sports Illustrated
Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech shooting guard
Kim English, Missouri scoring machine
John Ezekowitz, Harvard Sports Analysis Collective
Fran Fraschilla, ESPN
Pat Forde, ESPN
John Gasaway, Basketball Prospectus
Andy Glockner, Sports Illustrated
Jeff Goodman, Fox Sports
Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune/Big Ten
Matt Jones, Kentucky Sports Radio
Andy Katz, ESPN
Jason King, Yahoo Sports
Joe Lunardi, ESPN
Dana O’Neil, ESPN
Matt Norlander, College Hoops Journal
Jerry Palm, College RPI
Gary Parrish, CBS Sports
Ken Pomeroy, KenPom.com
Brendan Prunty, Rutgers/Seton Hall/Big East
Rush the Court
Dave Telep, ESPN, recruiting
Kyle Tucker, Virginia Tech/ACC Sports
Pete Thamel, New York Times
Dick Vitale, ESPN
Dick “Hoops” Weiss, Big East
Luke Winn, Sports Illustrated
Dan Wolken, Memphis/Conference USA
Jim Young, ACC Sports
Adam Zagoria, Recruiting/Big East

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