Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series. Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days. This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days. We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.
The Big 12 title has run through Lawrence as the Kansas Jayhawks have cut down the nets in each of the past seven seasons. However, Bill Self loses several key contributors from last season and only has eight scholarship players on his roster. In other words, it could be a rare down year for a Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk team that has only lost six games the past two seasons.
Last Season: 1st, 14-2 in Big 12, 34-3 overall
Predicted Big 12 Finish: 3rd
Projected Depth Chart
F/C: Thomas Robinson (Jr)/Jeff Withey (Sr)
F: Kevin Young (Jr)/Justin Wesley (So)