This year is more of a toss up in the conference than many of the previous years. I don't see a prohibitive favorite. Vermont will likely get the default preseason vote, but their are many more questions on this years team with Lamb's graduation. SBU would have been the favorites had their top 3 players not all transferred up. Hartford's two star grad transfers graduated, but they have a better than average core returning. UNH returns almost everyone from a vastly improved young team. UMBC is UMBC. They'll defend and struggle to score. Albany can't seem to get their shit together, but who knows. I'd say it's a good year to join the AE for NJIT on the basketball front.