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Govt Tide
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Big Ten basketball is the real deal...

As a big college hoops, I've been very impressed with how stout the league has been in recent years. It is easily the toughest and deepest league in basketball and is on its way to ruling basketball the way the SEC does football.


bddwolfpack
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
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It is easily the toughest and deepest league in basketball and is on its way to ruling basketball the way the SEC does football.

Next year's ACC shits on Big Ten.


emoney
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
Has anyone seen Jeff Sagarin's latest rankings?

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1 BIG TEN = 83.59 83.36 ( 1) 12 83.44 ( 1)
2 MOUNTAIN WEST = 82.22 81.29 ( 3) 9 81.45 ( 3)
3 BIG EAST = 81.90 82.53 ( 2) 15 82.41 ( 2)
4 BIG 12 = 81.17 80.51 ( 6) 10 80.73 ( 6)
5 PAC-12 = 80.75 81.00 ( 5) 12 80.96 ( 4)
6 ATLANTIC COAST = 80.39 81.05 ( 4) 12 80.75 ( 5) 7 SOUTHEASTERN = 78.53 78.84 ( 7) 14 78.71 ( 7)
8 ATLANTIC 10 = 78.10 77.91 ( 8) 16 77.93 ( 8)
9 MISSOURI VALLEY = 76.91 77.29 ( 9) 10 77.12 ( 9) 10 WEST COAST = 76.02 76.69 ( 10) 9 76.49 ( 10)
11 HORIZON = 74.03 73.53 ( 12) 9 73.68 ( 12) 12 CONFERENCE USA = 73.85 73.67 ( 11)
12 73.85 ( 11)
13 WESTERN ATHLETIC = 73.20 72.92 ( 13) 10 72.97 ( 13)
14 BIG WEST = 71.87 71.47 ( 14) 10 71.65 ( 14)
15 METRO ATLANTIC = 71.63 71.36 ( 16) 10 71.41 ( 15)
16 MID-AMERICAN = 71.01 71.37 ( 15) 12 71.26 ( 16) 17 SUN BELT = 70.10 70.29 ( 18) 11 70.17 ( 17)
18 COLONIAL = 69.63 69.43 ( 20) 11 69.45 ( 20)
19 AMERICA EAST = 69.46 69.14 ( 22) 9 69.24 ( 21) 20 PATRIOT = 69.36 70.54 ( 17) 8 70.06 ( 18)
21 IVY LEAGUE = 69.05 69.63 ( 19) 8 69.50 ( 19)
22 SUMMIT LEAGUE = 68.62 68.94 ( 23) 9 68.78 ( 23) 23 OHIO VALLEY = 68.57 69.16 ( 21) 12 68.87 ( 22) 24 NORTHEAST = 67.79 67.93 ( 24) 12 67.92 ( 24)
25 SOUTHLAND = 66.93 67.70 ( 25) 10 67.39 ( 25)
26 ATLANTIC SUN = 66.68 67.05 ( 26) 10 66.98 ( 26) 27 BIG SOUTH = 66.44 65.77 ( 29) 12 66.00 ( 29)
28 SOUTHERN = 65.95 66.11 ( 28) 12 66.09 ( 27)
29 BIG SKY = 65.44 66.23 ( 27) 11 66.00 ( 28)
30 MID-EASTERN = 65.03 64.76 ( 30) 13 64.82 ( 30) 31 GREAT WEST = 63.01 62.69 ( 31) 5 62.73 ( 31)
32 INDEPENDENTS = 62.60 62.60 ( 32) 2 62.60 ( 32) 33 SOUTHWESTERN = 61.85 62.10 ( 33) 10 62.06 ( 33)


Mountain West second best conference?


tgr4ever
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Mountain West second best conference?
Yes


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emoney
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
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As a big college hoops, I've been very impressed with how stout the league has been in recent years. It is easily the toughest and deepest league in basketball and is on its way to ruling basketball the way the SEC does football.


The presence of AAU basketball, the year round seasons, the lack of players participating in baseball, and impressive coaches have really allowed the Big Ten to make big strides in the last five years.


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Keys Open Doors
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
The ACC trades Maryland for Syracuse, Louisville, Notre Dame, and Pitt next year. It will be the toughest conference in the country as long as it exists.


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Lester Earl
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
they are pretty good at being consistently overrated


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UFownstSECsince1950
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
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As a big college hoops, I've been very impressed with how stout the league has been in recent years. It is easily the toughest and deepest league in basketball
in the last 7 years, tSEC has 3 NCs. How many does the big10 have? When is the last time the big10 even won a championship? A decade+ ago?


DollaChoppa
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
I agree. You dont have to have the most championships IMO, but you have to at least have 1 recently.


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Lester Earl
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
the big 10 has 1 title since 1990. lol


VABuckeye
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
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in the last 7 years, tSEC has 3 NCs. How many does the big10 have? When is the last time the big10 even won a championship? A decade+ ago?


Can't you understand that having the best conference doesn't have to mean having THE best team but having the best and deepest collection of teams? The B1G has this easily this year.


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emoney
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
Isn't there a difference between a deep conference and two top tier teams though? Nobody thinks the SEC is dominant, they just have had a couple really great teams.


DollaChoppa
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
Thats great and all, but if you never win any championships, it really doesnt mean shite.

I think it's lenient to say hey, you dont have to have the most. Or even the second most.

But come on, you have to have at least 1 per decade. Jesus.


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UFownstSECsince1950
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
I just don't think a conference can be the "toughest" or "best" if you don't ever have the best teams residing in said conference.

1 NC in 23 years is not the best


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Lester Earl
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Nobody thinks the SEC is dominant


and anyone that thinks the Big10 has been dominant or is dominant is on crack


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KillerNut9
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
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in the last 7 years, tSEC has 3 NCs. How many does the big10 have? When is the last time the big10 even won a championship? A decade+ ago?


What fricking awesome logic.


UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
The big10 thumping their chests in basketball kinda reminds me of Tennessee fans who do the same. Sure, you won some regular season games, congrats. But you still suck and your empty trophy case reflects that. Better logic?


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emoney
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
Here's to an all Big Ten Final Four so everyone can GFT.


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DollaChoppa
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
Championships since Big 10 last won it all:

ACC: 5 (3 teams)
SEC: 3 (2 teams)
Big East: 3 (2 teams)
Big 12: 1

NUMBERS

DONT

LIE


Lester Earl
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re: Big Ten basketball is the real deal...
In the last 10 years I can only think of 3 teams that have made the final 4 from big 10. Ohio state, mich st, and Illinois

Is it capable of being a dominant conference? Sure. Indiana and Michigan are sleeping giants, and if the other 2-3 teams keep pulling their weight then yes. It hasn't been dominant though. And even this year, talk to me after the tournament. How will these teams respond without having been there?


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