CHN's 31 conference ranking, including 10 year historical averages based on average RPI finish. For more information on historical RPI averages, check out the Conference Data Page. Links lead to league preview pages.
Writers Predictions: BCS Conference Champions
Who will be this year's BCS conference champs? CHN writers take a shot at some predictions.. and the results are mostly you'd expect.
Point guards are the quarterbacks of their respective teams. This comparison is often said because of the similarities and responsibilities that lie within each position in their respective sports. Besides a solid quarterback, the five best backcourts in the country also have depth, experience, and athleticism. Watch for these five teams to make deep runs this year because of their great backcourt play:
Perhaps because they were reserves last season, or hidden in the shadows of bigger-name teammates, or simply not yet ready to shine.. these 10 Sleepers are ready to the steal the national headlines and emerge as legitimate NBA Draft prospects.
Don't like how CHN is ranking teams? Here's what the major annual preview magazines have to say, including a consensus average based on all three. Note some of the variance of opinions about teams like Duke, Michigan State, Texas, Oklahoma, and USC.
SN = Sporting News
- I'm taking a break from the State of '08 series today.. but I'll be back with some interesting states in Illinois and Indiana coming up.
- Instead of the State of '08, I'm spending the afternoon putting together an updated 2009 NCAA Tournament Projection* (here's the last version) & NCAA & NIT brackets that keep track of how our Top 144 teams fit into a projected field.