New Coach, New Pace

Can we find any edge betting totals on teams playing significantly faster or slower than last year? The obvious answer is yes, but how do we identify those teams early? The answer is on the sidelines…

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MEAC 2018-19 Preview

An experienced conference graduated many of its best players - and perhaps its best team, as Hampton sailed off to the Big South. That leaves a wide open league for the remaining 12, with (probably) four main contenders for the top spot.

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Northeast 2018-19 Preview

The clear favorite here is Rob Krimmel’s Red Flash, as St. Francis returns a plethora of offensive weapons. The tier behind them offers some challengers, but the NEC will likely be “seeing red” this year…

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Quick Peek at Futures - 2018-19

Jim’s annual preseason dive into the NCAA futures market is here! Will he find the next Villanova (a 20:1 winner last year) among this season’s odds? He thinks he has…

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Big West 2018-19 Preview

The Big West had a Big Bounceback in 2017-18, improving to 19th in Ken Pomeroy’s conference rankings after finishing a dismal 29th in 2016-17. With a ton of returning AND new talent, as many as six teams look like real contenders this year…

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Ohio Valley 2018-19 Preview

The top two squads (Belmont and Murray St.) both return a bona fide star, but outside of that, the league has plenty of attrition and uncertainty. They’ll still likely duel at the top, but a few newer threats are looking to emerge…

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Ivy 2018-19 Preview

The Ivy is getting deeper and deeper, as more schools pick up talented young recruits with bright futures. Tommy Amaker’s Crimson seem to be the pick of the litter at first glance, but Penn is still lurking, and other contenders are lining up for a shot as well…

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Colonial 2018-19 Preview

Jim is bursting at the seams to finally preview the Colonial after three years of being shut out. It’s no coincidence that the league name has two “O’s” and zero “D” (yes that joke is horrendous, but it’s true)…

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Atlantic 10 2018-19 Preview

The A-10 promises to be an extremely deep and challenging-to-predict league, but a few programs stand out to us as the most notable contenders…

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Pac 12 2018-19 Preview

Likely the weakest of the so-called Power 6 leagues, the Pac 12 will have to deal with being a kind of “little brother” to Gonzaga and Nevada on the west coast. The league is relatively wide open (not always a compliment), but the traditional powers will probably make up the upper tiers…

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Big East 2018-19 Preview

Xavier ended Villanova’s reign of terror last year, but despite a plethora of pro defections, Jay Wright’s Wildcats appear to once again be the class of the league. Who else will emerge from a crowd of possible contenders?

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#15 Oregon Preview 2018-19

After an underwhelming 2017-18, Dana Altman has once again assembled an extremely talented roster boosted by one of the nation’s best freshman classes. Can he build a contender out of the intriguing pieces?

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