ABC-TV, remembering last year's surprise ratings triumph in that time period, has pegged Army-Navy for the 4 p.m. slot Tech at 12:30) . . . Meantime, again Dec. 2 (Georgia-Georgia Mal Campbell ain't done yet - emcees the Touchdown Club's annual brassy luncheon salute to Cadets-Mids tomorrow ($7.50, ladies invited).

Preseason choice of an expanded panel of 14 media experts to succeed inaugural recipient Villanova as Widmer Cup winner, tops in Eastern basketball: Syrcause, 128 points, including 11 first-place votes. Rutgers 114, St. John's 86, Rhode Island 66, La Salle 65, Iona 61, Georgetown 50 round out top seven. GW ties for 13th, 12 points. Final poll in March . . . National Fan Poll, back for a second fling rounding up John Q. Public's counterpart to coaches' and writers' college hoop rankings, invites votes on your top 20, weekly, starting now - mail by Friday to be tallied by Monday for inclusion in the preseason listing. That's National Fan Poll, P.O. Box 2715, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 . . . Basketball captains at American U.: Soph forward Boo Bowers, senior guard Mark Garlitos. And of Catholic U. women's team: juniors Jane Connolly (transferred Terp) and Patty Bell.