2016-2017 College Basketball Season Preview

NCAA-BasketballIf the fall season was not awesome enough with the NFL, college football humming along AND the NBA season just kicking off, God blessed us with the return of college basketball.

Won’t He do it!  I said, WON’T HE DO IT!!!

Well, given the fact that a) I have a day job, which means that b) I’m not getting paid for it, I’m going to offer a brief, high-level preview of the major conferences – in order of predicted finish.

And no, I’m not going to do EVERY conference because fans don’t give a damn about every single conference, and neither do I.  So if you do not see your favorite conference below, oh well.  And if you don’t like it, sue me.

At any rate, without further ado…

ACC

  1. Duke
  2. UNC
  3. Virginia
  4. Louisville
  5. Syracuse
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Florida State
  8. NC State
  9. Miami
  10. Virginia Tech
  11. Clemson
  12. Wake Forest
  13. Pittsburgh
  14. Georgia Tech
  15. Boston College

B1G

  1. Maryland
  2. Michigan State
  3. Indiana
  4. Purdue
  5. Iowa
  6. Michigan
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Ohio State
  9. Northwestern
  10. Penn State
  11. Nebraska
  12. Illinois
  13. Minnesota
  14. Rutgers

Big 12

  1. Kansas (who else?)
  2. West Virginia
  3. Texas
  4. Iowa State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Baylor
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Kansas State
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. TCU (bet Jamie Dixon wished he kept his ass at Pitt)

Pac-12

  1. Oregon
  2. Utah
  3. Arizona
  4. California
  5. Colorado
  6. USC
  7. Oregon State
  8. Washington
  9. Stanford
  10. UCLA (my how the mighty have fallen)
  11. Arizona State (poor Bobby Hurley)
  12. Washington State

SEC

  1. Kentucky
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Florida
  4. South Carolina
  5. Alabama
  6. Georgia
  7. Vanderbilt
  8. Arkansas
  9. Missouri
  10. Auburn
  11. Ole Miss
  12. Mississippi State
  13. LSU
  14. Tennessee

Best of the Rest

Big East Champ: Xavier

Mountain West Champ: San Diego State

AAC Champ: Cincinnati

Atlantic 10 Champ: Dayton

Final Four: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon

2016-2017 NCAA Champion: Duke (Coach K strikes again…)

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