Mid-Season Power Conference Predictions

    
January 2nd, 2007
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A lot has gone according to plan this season (UCLA, UNC, etc near the top), but there's also been a lot of surprises (Butler, Notre Dame, Oregon in the Top 25). Based on what I've seen so far this year, here are my mid-season power conference projections, shown as compared to CHN's official preseason predictions.

* = NCAA Tournament

ACC

Projected Team Record Pre.
1* UNC 12-1 1*
2* Duke 13-1 3*
3* Maryland 13-2 9
4* Georgia Tech 10-3 4*
5* Clemson 14-0 7
6* Virginia 8-3 5*
7 BC 8-4 2*
8 Florida St 12-2 6*
9 Virginia Tech 9-4 8
10 NC State 10-4 10
11 Wake Forest 8-5 12
12 Miami 8-7 11

Big 12

Projected Team Record Pre.
1* Texas A&M 11-2 2*
2* Kansas 12-2 1*
3* Texas 10-3 3*
4* Oklahoma State 14-1 4*
5* Kansas State 10-3 7
6 Texas Tech 11-4 5*
7 Oklahoma 8-4 6
8 Missouri 11-2 10
9 Baylor 10-3 8
10 Nebraska 9-3 9
11 Iowa State 9-5 12
12 Colorado 3-6 11

Big East

Projected Team Record Pre.
1* Pittsburgh 12-2 1*
2* Marquette 13-2 6*
3* Villanova 11-2 5*
4* Notre Dame 9-5 11
5* Syracuse 11-3 2*
6* Georgetown 10-3 3*
7* Connecticut 12-1 7*
8 Louisville 10-4 4*
9 DePaul 9-5 8
10 West Virginia 11-1 9
11 Providence 10-3 15
12 Cincinnati 9-4 13
13 St. John's 9-4 10
14 Seton Hall 8-4 14
15 Rutgers 7-6 12
16 South Florida 9-6 16

Big Ten

Projected Team Record Pre.
1* Wisconsin 14-1 1*
2* Ohio State 12-2 2*
3* Michigan State 13-2 5*
4* Purdue 11-3 7
5* Illinois 12-3 4*
6 Indiana 11-2 3*
7 Michigan 12-3 6*
8 Penn State 9-4 8
9 Iowa 8-6 9
10 Northwestern 10-3 11
11 Minnesota 6-8 10

Pac-10

Projected Team Record Pre.
1* UCLA 13-0 1*
2* Arizona 11-1 2*
3* Washington 10-3 3*
4* Washington St 12-2 10
5* USC 11-4 4*
6* Oregon 13-0 5
7 California 9-5 7
8 Stanford 8-3 6
9 Oregon State 8-6 9
10 Arizona State 6-7 8

SEC

Projected Team Record Pre.
1* Florida 13-2 1*
2* LSU 10-3 2*
3* Alabama 13-1 3*
4* Kentucky 10-3 5*
5* Tennessee 12-2 4*
6* Arkansas 11-3 6*
7 South Carolina 9-2 7
8 Georgia 8-4 9
9 Mississippi St 10-3 10
10 Vanderbilt 10-4 8
11 Mississippi 11-3 12
12 Auburn 10-5 11