As part of it's forecast series, ESPN released their Rookie of the year predictions today. A panel of 215 voters voted for their top 3 selections, with points assigned to each place selection. Unfortunately, Cleveland Cavaliers #1 overall selection Anthony Bennett was not among the top 5 in total points. In order, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Ben McLemore, Cody Zeller, and CJ McCollum were the panels favorites.
However, in a separate piece, ESPN's Chad Ford ranked Bennett second to Oladipo in his selection of ROY candidates. From Ford: