Team-by-team report cards for 2010-11

It's not just champions that earned high marks in Big East, Big Ten and Big 12

Updated: April 11, 2011, 4:25 PM ET
By Doug Gottlieb | ESPN Insider

The cold irony to the NCAA tournament is that 35 games and five months of work come crashing to a halt. The NCAA tourney, along with the smaller tournaments and conference tournaments are not the be all, end all, but they are a good gauge of the growth of each team. So let us look back and reflect on each of college basketball's noteworthy teams from 2010-11 and rate their seasons with a letter grade that reflects only my opinion on each team's performance. Some teams are harder to grade, as there were few expectations and little was accomplished. Others had more riding on the season, and not everyone rose to the occasion.