Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/18/13
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team. Good bye, Tubby Smith.  Hello, Richard Pitino.  The Minnesota Golden Gophers made a needed coaching change this off-season and now enter a new era.  It will take Pitino some time to make his mark on the program though as Minnesota will struggle in the Big Ten this year due to a ton of uncertainty at frontcourt (to be honest, I totally over-ranked them.) MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS Last Season: T-7th, 8-10 in Big Ten, 18-13 overall Predicted Big Ten finish: 9th Projected Depth Chart C: Elliott Eliason (Jr) or Mo Walker (Jr) P...
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