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  1. Murray State deserves to be in the NCAA tournament, regardless of...

    Jay Bilas

    ESPN Insider Jay Bilas writes that the possibility of Murray State missing the NCAA tournament illustrates why automatic bids hurt, not help, non-power-conference teams. And why automatic bids ought to be eliminated outright.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  2. 14 non-power conference squads to fear

    Jay Bilas

    Throughout the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, I said many times (to some criticism) that there were no "great teams" in college basketball, and that the quality of play across the college basketball landscape was down. Prior to this season, I foole...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  3. UNLV Rebels headline 14 fearsome teams for March - NCB

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas looks outside the traditional power conferences to spot the most lethal teams for March. He finds 14 candidates, headlined by the UNLV Rebels -- who have already knocked off one of the nation's elite.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  4. These non-power conference teams can beat anyone

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas writes about a dozen non-power conference teams that are good enough to beat the best power conference teams in the country.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2007
  5. Predicting winners of non-power conferences - College football

    Phil Steele

    Phil Steele offers up his picks to win the five non-power conferences, including the American Athletic, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2013
  6. How conference realignment, new playoff system eliminate BCS bust...

    Rod Gilmore

    Rod Gilmore explains why we may have seen the end of BCS busters. Conference realignment and the new playoff system have combined to eliminate the role of underdogs in college football for the foreseeable future.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  7. Ranking the 2012-13 SEC teams from best to worst - NCB

    Doug Gottlieb

    Continuing Insider's conference power rankings series, Doug Gottlieb ranks the teams in the SEC.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  8. UNLV, Houston and Memphis highlight the teams from non-BCS confer...

    Adam Finkelstein

    UNLV, Houston and Memphis highlight the teams from non-BCS conferences, writes Adam Finkelstein.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  9. Mid-Major Power Rankings: Saint Mary's Gaels, George Mason Patrio...

    Matt Giles

    ESPN Insider tracks teams that might bust your brackets come March all season using advanced metrics. For the second consecutive week, Saint Mary's sits atop the rankings. Plus, questions about the hype surrounding Old Dominion.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2011
  10. ESPN The Magazine's 2009 College Football Conference previews: Ga...

    ESPN The Magazine staff

    ESPN The Magazine's August 24 issue contains previews of every conference in college football. This is the 'gatecrashers,' or non-traditional powers, preview.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2009