Archive - Nov 2010
At some point in the last 10 years, the Big 12 surpassed the ACC and Pac-10 and entered a toe-to-toe contest with the Big East for the right to be called the nation's best basketball conference.
These things have often proven cyclical over time, though the Big 12 is preparing to lose its two weakest basketball schools in Colorado and Nebraska for next season. But this year, the Big 12 may be the nation's best.
The college basketball season is underway and nearly every team has given us a glimpse of what's to come. While it's early and important not to be over-reactive to early games, here's a first look at our weekly Power 16.
Rankings are based largely on our preseason rankings, found here.
Kentucky's "super team" covered up many of the SEC's warts a year ago. The conference sent only four league members to the NCAA Tournament, and five of the seven players drafted from the league called UK home. 2010-2011 should provide a stark revitalization with talented upperclassmen and newcomers abounding. The usual suspects return as the hunted, but blossoming programs appear ready to take the next leap forward. Look for balance to reign supreme in the new campaign.
Alabama Crimson Tide