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 St. Mary’s Gaels finally broke through last season, ending Gonzaga’s 11-year reign as West Coast Conference regular season champs by sitting atop the throne all by themselves. While the Gaels did receive some negative publicity in September when reports began to leak that the program was under investigation by the NCAA for undisclosed reasons, they return enough talent to make a repeat a real possibility.
SAINT MARY’S GAELS
Last Season: 1st, 14-2 in WCC, 27-6 overall
Predicted WCC Finish: 2...