7. Davidson Wildcats (24-10)
Last year, the Wildcats saw a great season come to a close at home against Lipscomb in the first round of the NIT. Davidson returns two of last year’s star guards in Kellan Grady and Jon Axel Gudmundsson. Grady led the team in scoring and Gudmundsson led the team in rebounds, assists, and steals. The fact that the Wildcats open their season against 24th-ranked Auburn in the Veterans Classic will allow them to get a feel for how their season will go. They also get Wake Forest and Nevada at home.