New Years Day Picks

Happy New Year. Usually the best bowl day of the year, this one should be no different. Auburn is already on the way to blowing out Northwestern…alright, so maybe not quite a blowout yet, but soon. The second batch of bowl picks was more successful, with four wins, but I still would not have been … Continue reading

CBK Power Rankings

Week of Dec. 21 #1) Kansas, 11-0: Jayhawks played somewhat tough competition this week, beating both Michigan and Cal easily. Bill Self’s team is doing it on defense, allowing just 59.3 points per game and having held their last six opponents to less than 70 points. #2) Texas, 11-0: Call them number 1-A. Hard to … Continue reading

CBK Power Rankings

Week of Dec. 14th. #1) Kansas, 9-0: Once again, the Jayhawks have shown no reason they shouldn’t be in this position. A couple of easy wins this past week and have about a week off (as does just about every team due to finals), before playing Cal and Michigan. #2) Texas, 8-0: Nice win over … Continue reading

CBK Power Rankings

Week of Dec. 7th. #1) Kansas, 7-0: Just really no reason to drop them. The Jayhawks are cleary the cream of the crop in college basketball right now, with their only real challenge residing in conference. They are beating opponents by an average of 34 points per game. And it is all happening the Cole … Continue reading

Friday night pick

The “must be a Big East” pick. After all, what other conference plays on a Thursday and Friday in the same week. And who else would it be, but West Virginia, the team whose coach once said they would play anywhere, anytime on ESPN, because the network “made West Virginia”. That last part was probably … Continue reading

College Basketball Preview: Big East

In 2008-2009 there was no question about which conference played the best basketball. You name any of the top eight or so teams in the Big East and they could beat you, on any given day. Clearly the league was led by Louisville, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and as the year went on, Villanova. Throughout the season … Continue reading

Conference Previews: Big East

South Florida, WVU, Rutgers and Cincinnati will all be in bowls. After that it is up in the air. Those four teams only get in by virtue of getting to play the other teams in the league. Syracuse definitely has the toughest schedule with non-conference games against Minnesota, Penn State and Northwestern. But, there is a reason no Big East team is ranked in any poll, anywhere. Basketball season starts in November.