99 in 99: #14 Washington Huskies

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Like the rest of the Pac-10, the Washington Huskies underachieved during the 2009-2010 season.  Lorenzo Romar’s group did put together a run in the NCAA Tournament before bowing out in the Sweet 16 to West Virginia.  The Huskies are the team to beat in a slightly improved Pac-10.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” runs down the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #15-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #36 Arizona Wildcats

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Outside of Marquette and Wisconsin, there is no team I saw play more last season than Arizona.  While their streak of 25 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament was snapped, I have no doubt that Sean Miller will have the Wildcats starting a new streak this March.

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 #37-#99.

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99 in 99: #47 Washington State Cougars

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A sign that the Pac-10 will have another down year this season… Washington State is the third ranked team from the conference but only comes in at #47 in The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” which 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 #48-#99.

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99 in 99: #54 UCLA Bruins

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It is hard to believe that a coach who led his team to three straight Final Four appearances from 2006-2008 could already be on the hot seat.  But after an incredibly disappointing 2009-2010 season, Ben Howland’s rear end might be heating up a little bit as UCLA looks to bounce back in the Pac-10.

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 #55-#99.

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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.

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99 in 99: #77 USC Trojans

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A year removed from being ineligible for post-season play due to self-imposed restrictions from the university, USC is once again able to dance.  More than likely though, the NCAA Tournament will be out of the Trojans’ reach this season.

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 #78-#99.

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99 in 99: #79 California Golden Bears

When a team loses its top four scorers, all of whom averaged in double digit scoring, there is going to be some transition the following year regardless of the program.  Add in a pair of other contributors from last season who are no longer with the team and that is exactly what the Cal basketball program is experiencing.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” runs down the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  Click here if you missed teams #80-#99.

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99 in 99: #84 Stanford Cardinal

Stanford tree

My all-time favorite Sportscenter commercial is the one where John Anderson throws a piece of paper into the garbage as the Stanford Cardinal mascot is watching.  Anderson looks at the big oafy tree, then picks the paper out of the trash and puts it in the recycling bin.  Get me every time.

What does this have to do with my Stanford basketball preview?  Nothing.  I just figured it is a good way to change my lead-in.  The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” runs down the 72 college basketball power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  Click here if you missed teams #84-#99.

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99 in 99: #85 Oregon Ducks

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The Sports Bank’s 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days ranks the power conference schools and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  Click here if you missed teams #86-#99.  Coming in at #85, the team that has more jersey combinations than Lindsay Lohan has DUI arrests; the Oregon Ducks.

By: David Kay

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99 in 99: #93 Oregon State Beavers

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A sign that college basketball season is getting closer; ESPN released the schedule for their 24-hour hoops marathon.  Yeah, I know college football still doesn’t start for a couple weeks, but screw it!

The Pac-10 was in disarray last season.  Included in that mess was Oregon State.  Our preview of 99 college basketball teams in 99 days continues with the Beavers.  If you missed it last week, I am ranking the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here to check out the squads I have already previewed.

By: David Kay
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