Top 10 College Basketball Conference Tournaments to Watch in 2013

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Top 10 College Basketball Conference Tournaments to Watch in 2013
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New Mexico will look to defend its title in the 2013 Mountain West Conference Tournament. The Mountain West is currently the No. 1 ranked RPI conference.

With less than two weeks until Selection Sunday, it's time for college basketball's last step before March Madness, conference tournaments. 

It's the stretch where teams solidify themselves as No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament. It's the time when bubble teams either play themselves in or out of the dance. It's the moment where improbable upsets are made by teams with losing records to knock out those potential last few bubble teams.

Not only that, the conference tournaments serve as a great warm-up for the NCAA tournament. They are single elimination, the teams get tougher as you advance and most of them are on neutral courts played over consecutive days.

Several programs will be playing in a different conference tournament for the first time in 2013. Some conference tournaments are returning to old venues or moving to a new arena for the first time. 

In a year where there have been a premium amount of upsets in the regular season, the 2013 conference tournaments should provide exceptional thrills and excitement.

Here are the Top 10 conference tournaments to watch this season.

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