Andy Katz picked Navy to win the PL and a 16 seed What does he know that most do not ?
Nothing. Katz doesn't follow the PL closely and probably only looked at their 12-1 league record from last year. Very unlikely he noticed that they didn't play Colgate or Boston U even once the whole season. Also the were home for eight of their 13 league games. Also got to play Bucknell both times when Meeks was out. They were good, but not as good as that record implies.
Navy only loses one rotation player, Cam Davis, but that is a very big loss. They should be a first division team - probably 3rd or 4th - but it is unlikely they will be as good as Colgate or Boston U. One edge they do have is that DeChellis may be the league's second best coach.
BU picked 2nd..Corect me if I'm wrong, by HC played BU pretty well last season.....I think RJ is a solid pg, and Gates is a force inside..Martindale has proven he can shoot it from 3 land. It is the pieces around these 3 that have to develop. Time will tell...