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Chad is joined by Jon, John and David as they take a look at the American, Atlantic Ten, and Mountain West Conferences.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Up first is the American, where they discuss the off the court issues with SMU, and how it has resulted in them not being eligible for the NCAA Tournament this year. They also look at UConn as the favorite to win the league, and feel that Cincinnati, like in so many previous seasons, is once again underrated to start the year. Tulsa, and believe it or not Houston, are two other teams that are picked to have big years. Well, only Chad likes Houston, but he’s been out on a limb before, and he’s been right before…
Up next is the Atlantic Ten, where Dayton, Rhode Island, and Davidson are among the favorites. David thinks that Davidson can not only make the NCAA Tournament, but once again finish high in the standings and be safely inside the bubble. George Washington and VCU are other teams that are discussed, particularly with the coaching change at VCU. We think losing Shaka is a loss, but we also like Will Wade a lot and expect that VCU will continue to be strong…
Last on the agenda for the day is the Mountain West, who has a rich history, but who we feel isn’t quite as strong top to bottom this year, and is probably the weakest out of the nine regular multi-bid leagues. San Diego State and Boise State are the two teams we like the most, and feel that they will be inside the bubble come Selection Sunday. UNLV is extremely talented, but they’ve been talented before in recent seasons and that hasn’t resulted in success. We don’t think it’ll be any different this year. Utah State and Fresno State are picked as dark horses.
And for all you radio lovers out there, below are mp3 versions of all three shows…