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COLLEGE PREVIEW BASKETBALL

48 DYNAMIC DUOS

How do you challenge for the title? Have a pair of stud seniors—like Kyle Singler (right) and Nolan Smith—who are also best friends

By Kelli Anderson

54 XAVIER WOMEN

Amber Harris and Ta'Shia Phillips dream of winning a championship in their hometown of Indianapolis

By Kelli Anderson

• Women's top 10

61 HOOPS HEROES

With help from DC Comics, here's a take on three larger-than-life basketball titans

By Luke Winn

68 SCOUTING REPORTS

Projected starting lineups, schedules, key games and analysis of the top 20 teams

• Filling out the 68-team bracket

42 | PRO FOOTBALL

THE JETS

In a season without a dominant team, New York's supremely cohesive offensive line may determine which franchise takes the Lombardi Trophy

By Damon Hack

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard

Troubles in Texas

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Surfer Kelly Slater, 10-time world champ

By Dan Patrick

26 Inside ...

• Boxing

Manny being Manny

• The NBA

The cold Heat

• The NFL

Coaches under fire

• Fantasy Football

Runners to chase

• College Football

Army uprising

• Soccer

MLS stars don't align

• The NHL

In favor of Rule 48

• NASCAR

A title up for grabs

102 Point After

Field study in ethics

By Selena Roberts

2010--11 PREVIEW

For the college basketball preview, SI has put out four regional covers.

ON THE COVER Photographs by Bob Rosato (Duke); Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images (Kansas State); Robert Beck (Michigan State); Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images (Washington); background by Bob Rosato and SI Imaging

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