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Daily Dribble: Big 12 Top 25 Players

October 15th, 2007
Big 12

With some of the best newcomers in the country, the Big 12 is building an underrated talent-base. While teams like Kansas and Texas get attention, the bottom half of the league still has some quality players.

1. Brandon Rush, SG, Kansas - Iffy pick for #1, but can do it all if healthy
2. DJ Augustin, PG, Texas - Has a chance to be the nation's best point guard
3. Michael Beasley, PF, Kansas State - Freshman is a preseason CHN All-American
4. Aleks Maric, C, Nebraska - Hard to argue with 19 and 9 per game

Daily Dribble: Big Ten Top 25 Players

October 11th, 2007
Big TenFollowing the ACC Top 25 Players earlier in the week, I move to the Midwest to take on the Big Ten. Outside the top handful of players, the talent is not comparable to the other BCS leagues. Still, there's new talent at Purdue, Ohio State, and elsewhere that could push some of these mediocre veterans off the list by season's end.

 

Big Ten Top 25 Players

 

Daily Dribble: Top 25 Players in the ACC

October 10th, 2007
ACC

This is the first of a new series ranking the Top 25 players from the Major Conferences. After the BCS conferences are through, I'll be moving on to the Top 10 from the 2nd tier leagues.

Up first is the ACC, which is loaded with talent. I've already finished the Big Ten ranking and the disparity between these two leagues is pretty amazing.

Feel free to disagree with my selections.. there's certainly many different ways this ranking could go.

- ACC Top 25 Players -

2008 SEC Stats Preview

October 4th, 2007
Kentucky

Finally on to the last BCS statistical preview, the SEC. Each team writeup includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).

Alabama

G Brandon Hollinger - 6, 2, 3
G Mykal Riley - 13, 4, 3
F Alonzo Gee - 15, 6, 2
F Demetrius Jemison - 8, 6, 1
C Richard Hendrix - 15, 10, 2
6 Mikhail Torrance - 6, 2, 3

2008 Pac-10 Stats Preview

October 3rd, 2007
Arizona

Today's mini-statistical preview features everybody's new favorite conference, the Pac-10. Each team writeup includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).

Arizona

G Jerryd Bayless - 12, 3, 5
G Jawann McClellan - 15, 3, 3
F Chase Budinger - 20, 7, 3
F Jordan Hill - 8, 5, 0
C Kirk Walters - 8, 5, 1
6 Daniel Dillon - 3, 1, 2

2007-08 Big East Stats Preview: Part Two

September 30th, 2007
Big East

This is the statistical preview for the 2nd half of the Big East. The Pac-10 and SEC articles will go up in the next few days. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).

Providence

G Sharaud Curry - 14, 3, 5
G Wyinmi Efejuku - 17, 4, 3
F Geoff McDermott - 11, 8, 5
F Jonathan Kale - 9, 5, 1
C Randall Hanke - 11, 6, 1
6 Dwain Williams - 7, 2, 2

2007-08 Big 12 Stats Preview

September 25th, 2007
Big 12

This is the third of six mini statistical previews of the major conferences. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).

Baylor

G Aaron Bruce - 13, 3, 4
G Curtis Jerrells - 14, 4, 4
G Henry Dugat - 11, 3, 3
F Kevin Rogers - 11, 7, 1
C Mamadou Diene - 7, 6, 0
6 Tweedy Carter - 11, 2, 3

2007-08 Big Ten Stats Preview

September 18th, 2007
Big Ten

This is the second of six mini statistical previews of the major conferences. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).

Illinois

G Chester Frazier - 10, 4, 6
G Demetri McCamey - 7, 3, 4
F Calvin Brock - 8, 5, 2
F Brian Randle - 11, 7, 1
C Shaun Pruitt - 14, 10, 0
6 Trent Meachem - 8, 3, 2

2007-08 ACC Stats Preview

September 16th, 2007
ACC

This is the first of what will be six mini statistical previews of the major conferences. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment.

Boston College

G Tyrese Rice - 19, 3, 5
G Biko Paris - 6, 2, 4
F Rakim Sanders - 7, 4, 2
F Shamari Spears - 9, 5, 1
C John Oates - 8, 5, 1
6 Tyrelle Blair - 4, 6, 0

This lineup is by no means certain. If Paris doesn't perform, Rice could simply handle point guard duties. Blair also could get the minutes over Oates due to his defensive presence.

Clemson

Daily Dribble: Top 144 Review (72 to 144)

September 10th, 2007
Boston College

50% of our yearly Top 144 previews are now online. Here are some interesting numbers regarding this year's ranking, followed by a complete list of how the rankings of this year's teams compare to last year.

Biggest risers from 2006 Preseason:
#85 Central Michigan: +214
#79 Southern Miss: +151
#133 ULM: +149
#102 UCSB: +141
#124 Indiana State: +135

Biggest fallers from 2006 Preseason:
#104 Boston College: -94
#134 South Carolina: -73
#118 GW: -71
#129 Bucknell: -71

Teams Not in Last Year's 144
33% - 24 (Lowest: CMU was #299)

Teams in Last Year's Preseason Top 60

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