Denver — The Pioneers won the 2015 title for coach Bill Tierney, the seventh in his Hall of Fame career, and are the team to beat again this year. Denver is loaded with skill and scorers. Their face-off man, Trevor Baptiste, is the best around. Defenders Christian Burgdorf, Sean Mayle and Dylan Johnson are a wrecking crew. Denver faces Air Force, Duke, North Carolina and Notre Dame before opening its Big East conference schedule.