Kansas once again leads a competitive Big 12 that features 10 teams with NCAA Tourney hopes. While the top of the league appears weaker than in years past, the depth has never been deeper.
After a relatively down year, the Big Ten looks to be back with a vengeance. Michigan State is the clear cut favorite, but Minnesota, Purdue, and Northwestern all have conference championship aspirations. Top to bottom, this is one of the deeper conferences in the nation with 10 or 11 teams possessing legitimate shots at an at-large berth.
Perennial power Kansas reloads after losing all-time program great Frank Mason. Bill Self hunts for his 14th straight Big 12 regular season title, while Devonte' Graham assumes alpha dog status and looks to lead his squad to the Final Four.
Sparty is one of the favorites to win this year's National Championship per Vegas. Tom Izzo looks to lead his ridiculously deep and talented squad to the Promised Land, while Miles Bridges fights to stake his claim as the best player in the country.
West Virginia looks to harass their way to the top of the standings in another tough Big 12 conference. Jevon Carter returns to "defend" his DPOY crown, while Esa Ahmad looks to blossom into one of the best all-around players in the conference. Quiver in fear ye of little ball security.
Minnesota looks to build on a surprising bounce back season that saw the Gophers up their win total three times over. All-League guard Nate Mason returns to lead the charge, as burgeoning talents Jordan Murphy and Amir Coffey look to make names for themselves in the Big Ten.
Purdue looks to reclaim their Big Ten title without Caleb Swanigan, the most dominant college player in the country last season. Carsen Edwards is poised to take over as the lead dog, while Vince Edwards and Isaac Haas bring consistency and intimidating size, respectively.
America's favorite underdog story last season has evolved into a Big Ten contender in 2017-18. How far will All-League point guard Bryant McIntosh and nationally celebrated head coach Chris Collins take the Cats?
Michigan looks to re-tool after losing roster cornerstones Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin, and D.J. Wilson. Incoming transfers, new recruits, and an ever-improving center have Wolverine fans bullish on the upcoming season.
Baylor took the nation by storm last season, rattling off impressive non-conference win after impressive non-conference win. With Johnathan Motley gone, can Manu Lecomte and Company produce enough firepower to vault the Bears into the Big 12 elite?
TCU, the 2017 NIT champs, prepare to wreak havoc on the Big 12 this season. All five starters return for Jamie Dixon, as the Frogs eye their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998.
Lon Kruger looks to lead his Sooners back to another NCAA Tournament after breaking his four-year streak a season ago. Oklahoma was one of the nation's youngest teams last year and the now-battle tested vets look ready to contend in the blood bath that is the Big 12.
No Trimble? No problem! The Terps bring back a Smorgasbord of talent and feature a roster deep enough to make a serious run at the Big Ten title.
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North Carolina and Oregon square off in the second Final Four game of Saturday. The Tar Heels look to avenge their Championship loss to Villanova a year ago, and are the favorites to take home the National Title. The Ducks are one of the best shooting teams in the country, and feature one of the best defenses as well. Can Jordan Bell hold off the UNC big man juggernaut? Who wins in the battle of Justin Jackson vs. Dillon Brooks? We try to answer those questions and more in this comprehensive preview.
North Carolina and Kentucky square off for the second time this season, promising to provide us with another can't-miss television affair. These squads are two of the nation's very best and should give us one hell of an Elite Eight show.
Holy Blue Bloods Batman! UCLA, Kentucky, and North Carolina, three of the most storied basketball programs in history, battle it out for a chance to represent the South region in the Final Four. Don't sleep on Butler though! This is the chalkiest Sweet 16 bracket out there, making these matchups can't-miss affairs.
The UNC Tar Heels and Kentucky Wildcats highlight a South region bursting with talent. UCLA looks to make a run at yet another Final Four from the 3-seed spot, while Middle Tennessee tries on a dress in hopes of playing Cinderella.
It's here!!! Selection Sunday is here!! Here's my final bracket prediction before the Field of 68 is officially revealed.
Selection Sunday is literally 2 days away. I'm giddy like a school girl.
UC Irvine looks to complete its dominance over a down Big West conference. Long Beach State tries to justify its preseason #1 conference ranking. UC Riverside is just happy to be here.
SMU and Cincy slapped around the American all season, now both vie for bragging rights and a top five seed in the Big Dance. Houston and UCF look to steal a bid and play spoiler for bubble teams everywhere. UConn lies in the shadows, ready to pounce on the essential home-court advantage.
The Fun Belt! Kevin Hervey-led UT Arlington looks to crash the Big Dance and cause 5-seeds heartburn in the opening round. A couple Peach State darlings, Georgia Southern and Georgia State look to take down the Mighty Mavs and claim the postseason gold for their own.
The Pac-12 is one of the most top-heavy leagues in all of college basketball with the mighty Oregon Ducks, Arizona Wildcats, and UCLA Bruins representing three of the top ten teams in the country, and all looking like Final Four contenders. The rest of the Pac-12 was not so great this year (looking at you Oregon State). For bubble teams like Cal and Utah, this is their chance to crack the Field of 68.
Villanova had yet another magnificent season, capturing their 4th league title in a row. The Cats look to solidify their Big East dominance with a postseason crown, but the road may not be so easy. Seton Hall is the defending conference tourney champ and Butler is out to prove they belong on a top seed line come Selection Sunday.
Updated bracketology from Mid Range Report. Selection...Sunday...is...so...close...
NC Central looks to continue their regular season dominance and capture their first Tourney bid since 2014. Morgan State, Hampton, and Norfolk State look to take the soaring Eagles down with rocks, and other objects that would make an Eagle fall down to Earth.
Gonzaga's perfect season didn't happen, which could mean the Zags are about to angry-slam every team in their path. Saint Mary's and BYU will try to impede Gonzaga's 1-seed quest, while the rest of the league prays for a miracle.
UNCW once again asserted their dominance over one of the best mid-major leagues in the country. Charleston, Towson, and William & Mary look to shoot down the Seahawks' bid for a second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.