If you were to ask Bill Walton which conference is the best in college basketball, he would say the Pac-12. If you ask Jay Bilas, he would respond with the ACC. Jon Rothstein would just say how happy he is to have college basketball back.
Everyone has different opinions, especially when it comes to which conference is superior in college basketball. No one is wrong, no one is right. However, in the span of three weeks, some conferences are settling in at the top of division one.
There is no right answer to which conferences are better than others, or which stands out the most in college basketball. However, there are some leagues that are noticeably superior to others. Here’s our attempt at rating the top 10 conferences in college basketball. If you disagree, we would love to hear your changes to the list.
But without further ado, the top 10 conferences in college basketball this 2020-21 season thus far:
10. Mountain West
Favorites to Win: San Diego State, Utah State, Wyoming
Dark Horse: Nevada
Favorites to Win: Richmond, Saint Louis, Davidson
Favorite to win: Gonzaga. That’s it. That’s the list.
Darkhorse: San Francisco and St. Mary’s
Favorites to win: Arizona State, Oregon, Washington State
Favorites to win: Houston, Wichita State, SMU
Favorites to win: Tennessee, Missouri, Florida
Darkhorses: Arkansas and Georgia (and Kentucky pending whether or not they get back on track)
Favorites to win: Virginia, Duke, North Carolina
Darkhorse: North Carolina State
3. Big East
Favorites to win: Creighton, Villanova, Xavier
Darkhorses: Marquette and Seton Hall
2. Big Ten
Favorites to win: Wisconsin, Iowa, Rutgers, Illinois, Michigan State
Favorites to win: Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia, Texas Tech
Again, if you disagree with our list, make sure to comment any changes you would make. Who do you think will win each conference? We want to hear. I wish everyone a happy holiday season and a very happy and safe 2021 with plenty of college basketball.