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Kentucky's "super team" covered up many of the SEC's warts a year ago. The conference sent only four league members to the NCAA Tournament, and five of the seven players drafted from the league called UK home. 2010-2011 should provide a stark revitalization with talented upperclassmen and newcomers abounding. The usual suspects return as the hunted, but blossoming programs appear ready to take the next leap forward. Look for balance to reign supreme in the new campaign.
Alabama Crimson Tide
By Tyler Ingle
The Atlantic Coast Conference is going to be an exciting one this season. Despite the sudden drop in frontcourt talent conference-wide, there is still a bevy of high-level prospects and many interesting matchups. Expect another highly competitive season, in the best conference of college basketball.
Boston College Eagles
Illinois Fighting Illini
If ever a case were to be made against the NBA's age restriction on draft entrants, this is the year. Eligibility disputes dominate the preseason conversation, because it's simply impossible to avoid talking about them when three five-star recruits may not play for teams that otherwise could be in the Final Four picture.
After losing eleven players to the NBA draft, the star power in the Big East is limited this season when compared with years past. Still, the competition within the conference should be at the highest level, with the possibility of as many as nine teams reaching March’s prestigious event. Without any one dominant program this season, the conference title is up for grabs like a bouquet tossed at a wedding. Let’s take a team by team look to see which schools can rise, and which could fall in the upcoming season.
Although the sophomore class lost the cream of the crop with John Wall, Derrick Favors and DeMarcus Cousins all bolting for the NBA, the class maintains a great deal of talent. Here is a look at the top 15 players leftover.
NCAA Sophomore Rankings - Class of 2013
Here's a look at our top 50 incoming freshmen. This class has tremendous talent and depth. With as many as 10 potential lottery picks and 20 potential one and done first rounders, this class gives college basketball fans a lot to get excited about for the upcoming season.
NCAA Freshman Rankings - Class of 2014
As the calendar creeps ever closer to the end of October, basketball fans start to salivate in a Pavlovian manner. They know what’s coming – the real hoops they’ve been deprived of for months. This season there is no shortage of compelling storylines: Can anybody stop the Heat? Can the Lakers repeat? Will Kevin Durant and the Thunder make the leap to elite status? The list goes on and on, and that’s without even mentioning college hoops.
Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger was the consensus top bigman prospect in the high school class of 2010. He enters college as one of the top power forward prospects in the country and is projected as a top 10 pick for the 2011 draft. Sullinger helped Team USA redeem themselves and defeat the International squad at the Hoop Summit in April. He also had a solid showing in Chicago in August playing against college players at adidas Nations.
Today we updated our main positional rankings page. A page we'll update throughout the season.
With a month and a half before the season begins, here's a look at the top prospects by position: 2010 Positional Rankings
Also check below for more in depth reports on each of the top 10 prospects at each position heading into the season.