The college basketball season was forced to end abruptly due to the ongoing public health crisis in America. The NCAA made the difficult decision to cancel March Madness, putting an end to the 2019-20 season.

Now that the season is over, it’s time to start looking ahead to next year, though we’re doing so just a bit earlier than we usually would. This week, ESPN has released its way-too-early top 25 for the 2020-21 college basketball season.

Five B1G teams were included in the network’s way-too-early rankings, with Iowa being the highest-ranked team at No. 7. Michigan State also cracked the top 10, sitting at No. 9. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan were the other three teams in the mix.

Below is the top 25 poll. You can visit to see why each team received its ranking:

  1. Villanova
  2. Creighton
  3. Gonzaga
  4. Baylor
  5. Kentucky
  6. Duke
  7. Iowa
  8. Virginia
  9. Michigan State
  10. Kansas
  11. North Carolina
  12. Texas Tech
  13. Ohio State
  14. Tennessee
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Houston
  17. San Diego State
  18. LSU
  19. Michigan
  20. Arkansas
  21. Colorado
  22. Florida State
  23. Oregon
  24. West Virginia
  25. Richmond