Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series. Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days. Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.
We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 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.
The South Florida Bulls one-upped their conference mates, Notre Dame in becoming the most boring team in college basketball last season. Rarely would they top the 60-point plateau but they used their stifling defense to epitomize the phrase, “Winning Ugly”and nearly advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Can lightning strike for a second straight year at USF?
SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS
Last Season: T-4th, 12-6 in Big East, 22-14 overall
Predicted Big East Finish: 9th
Projected Depth Chart