Arguments over conference strength always seem to hold more sway in college football than college basketball because it is a factor in the computer formula that determines a national champion. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t important on the hardwood.
The 2013-14 season brings some changes for the traditional leagues, and fans will be in for a treat when powerhouses like Syracuse and Duke battle for ACC supremacy and upstarts like Creighton and Xavier test their mettle in the Big East.
While the name on the front of the jersey is always most important, the names on the back of the jersey often determine which conferences play the best basketball. The Big Lead recently ranked the top 50 players for the 2013-14 campaign, and these are the guys that will have the biggest impact on the league races.
Using that list as a reference point, read on to see the conferences with the most star power for the upcoming year.