The college basketball season is about a month away, so naturally I would like to fast forward all the actual games and take a way too early look into my crystal ball and do some NCAA tournament projecting.
Because my crystal ball is located in the Midwest, it is only interested in giving me predictions about teams in the Big Ten for now, but stay tuned as it may expand its area of expertise in future months.
All joking aside, I envision the 2012-13 basketball season as being somewhat of a banner year for the Big Ten. It may not help the football faithful forget about this dreadful start to their season, but it won’t hurt either.
Because the conference as a whole will be so strong, its teams on the bubble and near the top of the seeding line will ultimately be rewarded, even if they have a couple more losses than other teams in weaker conferences (you know, kind of how when SEC football teams lose and never fall more than five or six spots in the polls anyways).
Read on to see where your favorite school will find itself come March. I apologize in advance, Northwestern fans.