Not many college conferences in any sport could lose two national Player of the Year finalists and still feature a host of championship contenders, but Big Ten basketball is doing just that. Even with Trey Burke and Victor Oladipo gone to the NBA, the best and deepest conference of 2012-13 is looking ready to reprise that role in the face of a stiff challenge from the expanded ACC.
The national runners-up from Michigan will be a big part of that high quality again, even with Burke gone. Glenn Robinson III is just one reason the Wolverines will have one of the scariest frontcourts anywhere in college hoops.
Read on for more on the Maize and Blue, along with previews of every other Big Ten team for the 2013-14 season, presented in order of predicted finish. Also included are predictions for some of the postseason award winners (including Player of the Year) and a pick for the Big Ten tournament champ.