#47 Drexel Dragons: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Drexel Dragons lose just one player from last year’s team that picked up 29 victories and won the CAA regular season title.  They missed out on the NCAA Tournament though and are hoping to right that wrong this time around.

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#66 George Mason Patriots: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Though they missed out on the NCAA Tournament, Paul Hewitt picked up right where Jim Larranaga left off, leading the George Mason Patriots to their fourth twenty win season in the past years.  With VCU leaving the CAA, GMU figures to be back competing for another conference crown.

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#94 Old Dominion Monarchs: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

In the ever evolving landscape of college athletics, the Old Dominion Monarchs enter their final year as members of the Colonial Athletic Association.  ODU will move to Conference USA next season and should once again be in the title picture in their swan song year in the CAA.

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#48 George Mason Patriots: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

I didn’t intentionally put three Colonial Athletic Association teams back-to-back-to-back in my  rankings.  George Mason was just knocked down several spots due to the suspension of senior point guard Andre Cornelius.  Now, the CAA figures to be a tightly contested conference with George Mason, Old Dominion, and VCU all in play to win the league title with Drexel as a potential sleeper.

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#49 Old Dominion Monarchs: College Basketball 111 in 111

old dominion mascot

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Blaine Taylor has built the Old Dominion Monarchs into highly competitive mid-major program.  ODU has made the NCAA Tournament four of the past seven seasons and have a .750 winning percentage in the Colonial Athletic Association during that span.  The Monarchs do lose four starters from last year but should still be a threat to win the CAA and head back to the Big Dance.

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99 in 99: #49 Old Dominion Monarchs

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The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” has passed the halfway point so it is all smooth sailing from here until the start of the season.  Our on-going series ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Dangerous mid-major Old Dominion comes in at #49.  Click here if you missed teams #50-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #69 George Mason Patriots

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The Colonial Athletic Association is Old Dominion’s to lose.  But a few teams like George Mason, William & Mary, and VCU have a chance to be very competitive this season and potentially upset the Monarchs and earn an NCAA Tournament berth.

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 you need to know about your team.  Click here for #70-#99

By: David Kay
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