The 2017-18 college basketball tips off Friday, and USA TODAY Sports continues a series that examines the most intriguing story lines.

Today, five bold projections for the season’s tip-off.

1. Sean Miller will finally take Arizona to the Final Four

Depending how you define bold, one projection on this list could have been, the FBI’s investigation findings won’t impact any Final Four contender. And the biggest Final Four contender to already be implicated is Arizona (the Wildcats are listed on the federal complaint, with suspended assistant Emanuel “Book” Richardson being accused of paying a player. That means firings and suspensions aren’t out of question).

Should the Wildcats avoid any bombshell distractions, all signs on the actual hardwood point to this finally being the year for Miller to orchestrate a Final Four run after coming oh-so-close with four Elite Eight runs in the past...

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