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Pac-12 Basketball 2016-17 Preview, Predictions and All-Conference Team

Will Dillon Brooks, Oregon end the Pac-12's Final Four drought?
Pac-12 Basketball 2016-17 Preview, Predictions and All-Conference Team

The Pac-12 is in a better place than it was only a few years ago.

 

Coaching hires at Arizona, Oregon, Utah, USC, Colorado and Oregon State have improved the league at the top as well as the overall depth and consistency.

 

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

The Cornhuskers and Buckeyes meet in Columbus on Saturday night.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction 2016

Ohio State and Nebraska were two of the top one-loss teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings, and Saturday night’s matchup in Columbus will play a big role in how both programs can shape the rest of their 2016 season.

 

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 10

Picks against the spread for Week 10.
10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 10 Odds Lines 2016

The Week 10 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Nebraska-Ohio State, Arkansas-LSU, Alabama-LSU and Northwestern-Wisconsin.

Oklahoma Sooners 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Jordan Woodard leads post-Buddy Hield Sooners
Oklahoma Sooners 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Lon Kruger’s club is ready, finally, for a facelift. Buddy Hield, Isaiah Cousins and Ryan Spangler started every game over the past three seasons as key cogs for a squad that progressed from simply an NCAA Tournament team into a national championship contender, advancing to the Final Four a year ago. Now, all three are gone. Hield — a National Player of the Year and the face of the program — and Cousins were NBA Draft picks, and Spangler snagged a free agent deal. So that’s significant talent.

 

Big 12 Basketball 2016-17 Preview, Predictions and All-Conference Team

Frank Mason looks to lead Kansas to 13th consecutive conference crown
Big 12 Basketball 2016-17 Preview, Predictions and All-Conference Team

Around the Big 12, it seems big changes are afoot.

 

Buddy Hield has left Oklahoma. Georges Niang is gone from Iowa State, a year after coach Fred Hoiberg left for the NBA. Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and TCU will have new coaches.

 

Even Perry Ellis, the ageless Kansas forward, will be nowhere to be found.

 

Then again, some things never change in the Big 12 — Kansas is leading the way.

 

Baylor Bears 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Johnathan Motley and Baylor are a wild card team in Big 12
Baylor Bears 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Rarely does a team lose its top scorer, rebounder and assists leader and expect to get better. But Scott Drew is confident it can happen this season at Baylor.

 

“We’ve got some experienced guys returning and some guys ready to step into a bigger role,” Drew says. “More than anything, though, I love our chemistry.”

 

Texas Longhorns 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Kerwin Roach Jr. leads rebuilding Longhorns in Year 2 under Shaka Smart
Texas Longhorns 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Almost nothing went according to plan in Year 1 of the Shaka Smart era at Texas, from opening last season in China without the athletic director who scheduled the game (and who hired Smart) — Steve Patterson — because he’d been fired in September, right down to an upset loss to Northern Iowa on a buzzer-beating half-court heave in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

 

Combine all that with the loss of six key players from last year — five seniors and junior point guard Isaiah Taylor — and Smart is almost starting over in Year 2.

West Virginia Mountaineers 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Jevon Carter, Mountaineers have tough act to follow from last season
West Virginia Mountaineers 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Many might remember West Virginia’s face-plant vs. Stephen F. Austin in the first round of last season’s NCAA Tournament. But what could be forgotten is the fact that the Mountaineers finished second both in the brutal Big 12 regular season and league tournament to Kansas. Their “Press Virginia” defensive style remains a strong national brand. And now WVU returns four players who started at least 16 games.

 

College Football Podcast: The Week 10 Preview

The rankings are out and two huge matchups highlight Week 10.
College Football Podcast: The Week 10 Preview

Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and Mitch Light break down the first Playoff Committee Rankings and preview Week 10 in college football.

 

- Should Texas A&M be ranked ahead of Washington and should "margin of victory" be a factor for the committee?

 

- What did the committee say about the Big 12 and Pac-12? Is there any margin for error for Washington?

 

- Is there a path to the Playoff for Louisville or were the Cardinals the biggest losers in the first rankings release?

 

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 10

Picks for every CFB game in Week 10.
Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 10 2016

College football’s Week 10 slate opened with midweek MACtion on Tuesday and Wednesday night and continues with the usual matchups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Four games are slated for Thursday night, including Oklahoma at Iowa State and UCLA taking on Colorado.

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