The fans may not remember what happens in November by the time March rolls around, but you can bet the NCAA tournament’s selection committee will.
Strength of schedule plays a large role in determining which bubble teams will be happy come Selection Sunday and which ones will have to pretend they are excited for the NIT. Even the best teams are impacted when it comes to seeding discussions.
That is why it is important to recognize those teams that accepted the challenge of formulating a difficult and worthy nonconference schedule.
Yes, I know that the nonconference slate includes more than just the games in that first month, but for now let's take a look at the 10 most treacherous November schedules.
*Unless otherwise mentioned, the poll rankings of various teams come from the USA Today Coaches Poll.