Conference frontrunner status is on the line in the Big 12, Big East, Mountain West and more
A wild college basketball season has an eventful week ahead of it.
Entering Tuesday, 11 conferences had ties atop their leagues -- either outright ties or teams tied in the wins or losses column. And these aren’t obscure conferences either: The Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten and Mountain West are all crowded at the top.
Michigan State moves into the top three. Could Sparty claim No. 1 this week?
Another week, another Big Ten showdown with national implications.
With a five-game win streak including last week’s 75-52 rout of Michigan, Michigan State has gone from sneaky Final Four contender to potential No. 1 seed. The Spartans, who moved from No. 9 to No. 3 in our rankings this week, will have their chance to test that in their second meeting with Indiana this season.
Virginia and coach Tony Bennett enter this week's field. Will the Cavs return to the Tourney?
Selection Sunday is about a month away, and the picture for who’s in and who’s out of the NCAA Tournament is becoming more clear.
In general, most of the 68 spots are fairly certain. Of the 32 conferences, we’ve tabbed 20 as being one-bid leagues, determined solely by conference tournaments. On the other end of the spectrum, at least 30 teams are safely in the field barring a total collapse between now and March 17.