When ranking the many college basketball conferences, there is plenty of data to use to make an educated assessment based on team strength and performance. It's what experts like CBS Sports' Jerry Palm and others do for a living, and they do it well.
For the casual college hoops fan, though, there's not always an interest in metrics and advanced statistics. Wins and losses are more than enough to determine who is better than whom, as well as comparing the quality of the players and coaches in each league.
Or you can just rank them based on star power.
Being considered a "star" in the college game is a hard thing to determine, because someone's notoriety depends on who is being queried. And in the NCAA, in many cases a team's coach is as big a star—if not bigger—than any single player on the roster.
To rank the Division I conferences with the most star power entering the 2014-15 season, factors such as prospective draft picks (based on NBADraft.net's most recent 2015 mock draft), well-known incoming recruits and transfers, championship-level coaches and individuals who have been named to all-conference and All-America teams were used.
Here's how they ended up.