#56 Colorado Buffaloes: College Basketball 111 in 111

colorado cheerleaders

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.

I admit that I missed the boat on the Colorado Buffaloes last season when I predicted them to struggle in their inaugural year in the Pac-12.  Instead, Tad Boyle’s team earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament and will push for a return trip again this year.

[Read more…]

#100 Colorado Buffaloes: College Basketball 111 in 111

colorado buffaloes fans

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.

Colorado is four states away from the coast of the Pacific Ocean.  In the ever changing landscape of college conferences, that does not matter though as the Colorado Buffaloes will play in their inaugural season in the new Pac-12.  Losing four starters including NBA Draft lottery pick Alec Burks will not make it an easy transition for the Buffs though.

[Read more…]