Is the Big 12 the best basketball conference in the country?
Its coaches certainly think so, and as football season officially ends and league play officially begins across the nation, they have a decent argument. Its two best teams are the two highest ranked teams in the land, and its 140-29 overall record is the best nonconference mark in the country.
But the Big East has five teams in the top 25 and the ACC and Big 10 are awfully good at the top, too. There are reasons to pick all four. (more…)