Thursday, November 4, 2010
Updated: November 5, 6:34 AM ET
College Basketball Confidential 2010
ESPN The Magazine
|Players and polls agree: the No. 1 Blue Devils are primed for another huge year.|
This fall, we interviewed 170 college basketball players for our always-tough confidential survey. As usual, we ended up with revealing answers from the players who play the games, a few of them smart alecks who did some surveying of their own. This confidential's Eddie Haskell is a standout America East player who answered all 20 of our questions, then had about 20 questions for us. "Do you know Doug Gottlieb?" he asked. Us: "Yes, he's a very nice guy." "How tall are you?" "Not as tall as you, Mr. Double-Double Threat." "What sports did you play?" "Hey, are you quoting us here?" "Nope -- these questions will remain confidential, and your name will not be appearing in print. Thank you." Uh, okay. Same to you.
The Mag grabs 170 college basketball players views on NCAA hoops overall.
As much as it pains players to admit it, Duke is the favorite to repeat.
Big East Preview
Pitt won't have the opportunity to sneak up on anybody this season.
Big Ten Preview
Players say it's hard to pick against Tom Izzo and Michigan State
Big 12 Preview
Kansas State has the talent and gets the nod from their peers.
Washington grabs nearly every vote for conference champ.
The polls are sleeping on Georgia. Players aren't.
On the back of Butler, it's time to give the mid-majors more respect.
Six marquee players provide the low-down on their conferences all season long.