Discussion surrounding college basketball has become so focused on March Madness in recent years that the beauty of conference races and fierce rivalries is now lost on many fans.
Clearly the goal is to cut down the nets at the Final Four, but a conference crown and victories over your hated archrival have to amount to at least somewhat of a successful season.
Thanks to the never ending carousal that is conference realignment, there are some changes to the major leagues for the 2013-14 season. That means fans are in for a double-dipping of traditional showdowns and new matchups.
Read on to see 10 conference games that will thrill fans as they patiently wait for the Big Dance.