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NCAA Basketball Conference Ranking: 2008-09

November 4th, 2008
ACC

CHN's 31 conference ranking, including 10 year historical averages based on average RPI finish. For more information on historical RPI averages, check out the Conference Data Page. Links lead to league preview pages.

 

State of '08: Louisiana

September 17th, 2008
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2008-09 Stephen F. Austin Preview: #84

August 30th, 2008
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State of '08: Arkansas

August 26th, 2008
Arkansas

What is the top D1 basketball program in each state.. and which program is the worst? While there's not much competition in Hawaii.. there are great debates to be had in loaded regions like California, North Carolina, and Texas. The State of '08 is a state by state ranking based mostly on recent success (the last five years) mixed in with subjective factors such as conference prestige, historical success, and overall program direction.

 

Conference Rise & Fall: The Data

August 7th, 2008
ACC

People have been emailing me this week asking how I came up with the groupings for the Conference Rise & Fall articles. While the groupings I used were based on a mix of intuition and stats, here are the actual conference RPI's over the last decade. Notice the clean split between certain league divisions.. for example, the BCS leagues and non-BCS leagues. The difference in avg RPI between the best and worst BCS leagues (ACC & Pac-10) is 2.7, which is almost as big as the gap between the Pac-10 and the closest non-BCS league.

Rise & Fall: Low-Major Conference Review

August 4th, 2008
America East

In recent weeks, the Rise & Fall series has chronicled the progress (or regress) of college basketball's major conference teams. But if I equated each team to a civilization, I was mistaken. It is really the NCAA conference that equates to a burgeoning civilization or nation, each with its sometimes stable and sometimes rotating member states. Like civilizations, the prestige and power of conferences wax and wane..

 

2008-09 Lamar Basketball Preview: #133

July 11th, 2008
Lamar

Lamar Cardinals

Overall Rank: #133

Turnarounds: 31 Teams to Watch: Part Four

May 19th, 2008
CentenaryWith the off-season now upon us and the spring signing period well under way, this is a good opportunity to attempt to forecast some of the teams who could make the jump next season. Is there a team out there like this past season’s Drake Bulldogs, who went from ninth place to a dominating run through the Missouri Valley? Or how about Arizona State, a team that went from dead last in the Pac-10 to fifth place and could have the makings of a conference title run this season? With one pick for each conference, here are 31 teams you should keep an eye on next season.

2008 CollegeHoops.net Mid-Major All-Freshman Team

March 30th, 2008

Awards Week continues on CHN..

 

CollegeHoops.net Mid-Major Player of the Year: Patrick Mills (Saint Mary’s)

 

CollegeHoops.net Mid-Major All-Freshman Team