There are still shoes left to drop in college basketball’s recruiting season, but the picture has become a great deal clearer in the past week. The commitments of budding superstars Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel have left little doubt who the biggest winners in recruiting are…at least when it comes to individual teams.
Take a step back and examine the country’s top conferences, though, and the hierarchy looks a bit different. Just because John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats will again have the best crop of freshmen in the nation doesn’t mean that the SEC comes out on top this offseason.
Read on for a rundown of the six power conferences, plus the most successful of the mid-majors, according to which leagues will (as of this writing) have the most impressive freshman classes in 2012-13.