MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16:  Head coach Richard Pitino of the Minnesota Golden Gophers reacts in the first half against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
With NBA Draft declarations now official, ESPN and friend of The FAN Myron Medcalf have dropped their first preseason 2017 NCAA MBB rankings and holy smokes the GOPHERS ARE RANKED #15!

Here's the write up on the Gophers squad...

Ski-U-Mah my friends, Ski-U-Mah!