Pat Forde breaks down his 10 top contenders for 2010-11, plus another baker's dozen that could make some major noise.
Welcome to the Big Dance Edition of Forde Minutes, where we find the bracket to be an absolute work of art.
In honor of March, The Minutes is going into triple OT -- that's right, 55 minutes -- paying homage to the game's greatest venues as well as previewing early mid-major conference tournaments.
From the bloodied bluebloods to chemistry class to a dozen of the best games left, The Minutes clocks it all.
From hoops stars in the Winter Olympics to conference rankings to a seed report, The Minutes clocks it all.
From boisterous managers to mid-major studs to former No. 1 duds, The Minutes clocks it all.
Pat Forde loves the first 1,195 pages of the "ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia." But when it comes to Jeff Sagarin's all-time rankings, well ... let the debate begin.
When it comes to red-hot rivalries for the 2009-10 season, Tobacco Road takes a back seat to Kentucky and Louisville.
From Selection Sunday to the Coen brothers to the players under pressure, The Minutes -- Big Dance edition! -- runs through it all.
From Morehead mania to the possible fourth No. 1 seed to Chief Kickingstallionsims, The Minutes runs through it all.
From Cinderella dreamers to the big men who make March go to the bubble-weary, The Minutes runs through it all.
From the stretch-run story lines to the multi-bid monopoly to the underachievers, The Minutes runs through it all.
From the differences between hoops schools and non-hoops schools to ruggedness on the floor to the hots and nots, The Minutes runs through it all.
Looking ahead to the next 10 years, Florida heads a list of blue-chip programs best positioned for continued success, writes Pat Forde.