Are you shaking with excitement like we are? Everyone should be excited for the season that is finally upon us.
The Ivy League has proved its significance in the college basketball landscape and is considered one of the better mid-major leagues. With the new development of the 4-team play-off, the League’s crown is up for grabs.
With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.
The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!
Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.
Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.
Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.
Regular season college basketball returns in just five days.
If you’re like us, you couldn’t be more excited about what the next five months will provide for basketball fans alike, in terms of pure entertainment mixed with some anxious moments surrounding your respective favourite teams.
From coast to coast, there are a plethora of talented teams heading into the 2016-17 season. Each season, we rank the top ‘mid-major’ teams in the country in our weekly ‘Top 20 Power Rankings. (Hate the term ‘mid-major’, for the record).
Last year, the Valparaiso Crusaders finished the regular season as the top mid-major team in the country, in our opinion.
Heading into the 2016-17 season, the top two teams reside on the west coast, and will do battle once more in the West Coast Conference. The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Saint Mary’s Gaels are atop the preseason edition of the College Court Report Mid-Major Top 20 Power Rankings.
There’s a changing of the guard in the Ivy League in 2016-17.
Eleven freshman guards are joining the conference this season, all of whom are looking to make a name for themselves and their programs. Some will come in and start right away, while others will learn from some of the conference’s top players and will have to put in the work to steal minutes from the stars.