NO. 17 BISHOP GORMAN
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Preseason Rank: 17
2018-19 record: 28-5
Final 2018-19 Super 25 ranking: 22
Bishop Gorman was one of eight teams selected to compete at the GEICO Nationals last year, and the Gaels return some of their star talent this season for another run. Noah Taitz is the star senior of the bunch, and Zaon Collins and Will McClendon are strong pieces in the junior class.
However, Isaiah Cottrell will be a tough piece to replace, as the four-star power forward transferred to Huntington Prep (West Virginia). With only one player on the team taller than 6-foot-6 – sophomore center Max Allen – the team will have to find ways to win without the size advantage against national foes.