99 in 99: #12 Villanova Wildcats

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It is going to be strange watching the Villanova Wildcats this season and not seeing Peter Christian’s boy Scottie Reynolds on the floor…  Kind of like how it is when I tune into CSI and do not see Gil Grissom.  It is different and I am not sure I like it, but I know have to move on because he is never coming back.  For the record, I have the exact opposite feeling about Taylor King not being on the ‘Nova roster.  That makes me smile.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  ‘Nova comes in at #12.  Click here if you missed teams #13-#99.

By: David Kay
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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: #15 Georgetown Hoyas

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Typically known for their legacy of dominant big men, the Georgetown Hoyas will instead be led by one of the most talented and experienced backcourts in the country.   G-Town is hoping their veteran guard play will erase the memory of last year’s first round exit in the NCAA Tournament and help them compete for the Big East title.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #16-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #16 Missouri Tigers

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40 Minutes of Hell” returns to the Missouri Tigers this season.  Mike Anderson has implemented a full-court, in your face, fast-paced style that has brought success to Mizzou.  That frantic approach along with a loaded recruiting class should have the Tigers in the thick of the Big 12 race.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors for the 2010-2011 season.  Click here if you missed teams #17-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #17 Memphis Tigers

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Under first year head coach Josh Pastner, the Memphis Tigers’ reign of dominance in Conference USA came to an end as they lost a league game for the first time in more than three seasons.  With one of the best recruiting classes in the country, Memphis should re-establish their control of the conference and once again be a major factor on the national scene.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #17-#99.

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99 in 99: #18 Wisconsin Badgers

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Lesson #1: never, ever under-estimate how good of a coach Bo Ryan is.  Regardless of how many players the Wisconsin Badgers lose in any given season, Ryan always has UW near the top of the Big Ten standings.  Expect more of the same this year.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball programs and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #19-#99.

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99 in 99: #19 Purdue Boilermakers

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With news of Robbie Hummel’s second torn ACL in an eight-month period, the Purdue Boilermakers dropped from second in my rankings to 19th.  Is that too drastic on my part?  When you consider the strength at the top of the Big Ten with teams like Michigan State, Ohio State, Illinois, and Wisconsin; I do not think so.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball programs and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #20-#99.

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99 in 99: #20 Butler Bulldogs

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The Hoosiers analogy was used about 37.4 million times during the NCAA Tournament, but what a story it was.  Mid-major Butler making a run to the National Championship in their home city and coming inches away from a half-court heave of walking away with the title.  With a solid core returning from last season, Brad Stevens is ready to prove that last year was no fluke for the Bulldogs.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #21-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #21 Virginia Tech Hokies

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For just the third time in school history, the Virginia Tech Hokies are ranked in the pre-season Top 25.  But in classic coach speak, pre-season rankings do not mean a thing for this group.  Everything will be a disappointment if VA Tech does not reach the NCAA Tournament.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” breaks down the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #22-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #27 West Virginia Mountaineers

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2009-2010 was a memorable season for West Virginia.  They used their tough nosed defense and ferocity on the glass to win the Big East Tournament and then make a run to the Final Four.  The Mountaineers have some big shoes to fill in losing three valuable starters, but with Bob Huggins calling the shots, this team will have not a major fall-off.

The Sports Bank’s 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days ranks the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #28-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #28 BYU Cougars

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Time and time again, college coaches talk about the importance of guard play.  BYU head man Dave Rose should echo that sentiment as his backcourt of seniors Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery will have the Cougars once again competing for the Mountain West title.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #29-#99.

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99 in 99: #32 Florida State Seminoles

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The Sports Bank’s 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days breaks down the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors and will lead you right into the opening tip of the season which is now just a couple weeks away.  Florida State Seminoles come in at #32.  Click here if you missed teams #33-#99.

By: David Kay
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