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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MEAC Preview 2017-18

Juan Dixon is here! Ok, fine, he's just coaching a low-tier team, unless Coppin State shocks me (and the world!). The fight at the top should be between Hampton, Morgan State, and Norfolk State, with a few dark horses mixed in. Can anyone else break into the ranks of the contenders?

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Atlantic Sun Preview 2017-18

Florida Gulf Coast is the heavy favorite in the Atlantic Sun, but Lipscomb is a real contender and North Florida is sneaky dark horse. Still, though, Dunk City is the biggest threat to win games in the NCAA Tournament, so high seeds beware - they might be even better than the 2013 Sweet 16 darling. 

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Summit Preview 2017-18

Apart from poor Omaha and Western Illinois, every team in the Sun Belt returns significant talent from last season - none better than South Dakota State's Mike Daum. Can Daum lead the Jackrabbits back to a third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance? 

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MAC Preview 2017-18

The MAC enters 2017-18 sans a lot of last year's talent, but there are still some dangerous squads lurking here. Western Michigan, Ball State, and Buffalo seem to be the frontrunners, but in an unpredictable league, anything can happen. 

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Mountain West Preview 2017-18

After peaking in 2012-13 with 5 of the conference's 9 teams making the Big Dance, only 1 of 11 squads have qualified for the Tournament in each of the past two years. I'm not sure that will change this year, despite the presence of several high-potential squads...

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SEC Preview 2017-18

After years of being the ugly stepchild of power conference hoops, the SEC brings in a glut of new talent this season and looks to be back on par with the ACC/Big Ten/etc. But how many NCAA bids will that lead to? And can anyone unseat the Kentucky Kid Crew?

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