99 in 99: #51 New Mexico Lobos

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New Mexico had a breakout season in 2009-2010 making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years and helping turn the Mountain West Conference into more than just a mid-major.  A repeat performance this season is probably asking for too much, but the Lobos will once again be in the thick of the MWC race and in the thick of the conversation on Selection Sunday.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Our countdown will lead right up to the start of the season and provide you will all the in-depth information about the top teams in the game.  Click here if you missed teams #52-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #59 Arizona State Sun Devils

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The Pac-10 was so weak last season that Arizona State finished second in conference play but failed to the make the NCAA Tournament.  That finish was surprising for the Sun Devils who were expected to struggle after the losses of James Harden and Jeff Pendergraph to the NBA.  Can Herb Sendek once again turn ASU into a conference contender?

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” runs down the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  Click here if you missed teams #60-#99.

By: David Kay
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