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  1. The leveling of the NCAA tournament field

    Howard Bryant

    The NCAA and its tournament fight the ebb of talent by marketing parity, broadcasting that the beauty of the tournament is that upsets are just 40 minutes away.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  2. Explaining the new Giant Killers formula - College Basketball

    Peter Keating

    In preparation for March Madness, Peter Keating Peter breaks down the changes to this season's Giant Killers prediction formula, and outlines the keys to tourney upsets.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  3. Florida Gators among seven teams playing at national championship...

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway tracks this season's top teams against the statistical benchmarks of past Final Four teams in order to separate the contenders from the pretenders. The result: Only seven teams are currently setting a national championship pace.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  4. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Conference play always serves as the great revealer, separating the real teams from the pretenders and outing soft nonconference seasons for the record-padding fluff that they are. We've already seen a little separation in just the first week of t...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  5. Ten teams who could be contenders or pretenders early in the seas...

    Dick Vitale

    The Christmas season is upon us, which means it's time for Dick Vitale to play Santa and hand out some gifts to the world of college basketball.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  6. 3-point shot: Cincy, contender or pretender?

    Andy Katz

    1. Cincinnati has received almost zero preseason buzz and yet Bearcats coach Mick Cronin said he may have his quickest, deepest and one of his most athletic teams since he arrived. The Bearcats will find out if they are a contender or a pretender wit...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  7. Gottlieb answers: Contender or pretender?

    ESPN.com staff

    ESPN analyst Doug Gottlieb answers that question for eight of the nation's top teams: Ohio State, Kansas, Duke, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Texas, BYU and Notre Dame....

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  8. Conference USA primer -- men's college basketball

    Andy Katz

    With nonconference play drawing near a close, we take a look at the contenders and pretenders in Conference USA.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  9. Saddle Up: Contenders or pretenders?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is a quick preview of the basketball your TV wants you to watch tonight. Here is Thursday night's rundown. My mind is big on finding themes where perhaps there are none. I recognize this is foolish. But if there is any sort of theme to b...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Big stretch coming up for Iowa State

    Andy Katz

    No more excuses for Iowa State. This is when the season really starts. During the next 10 games, the Cyclones will find out whether they're real players or pretenders this season. Iowa State coach Greg McDermott has quite a slate in front...

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2009
  11. Andy Katz's Daily Word: New Mexico Lobos look to be contenders in...

    Andy Katz

    December allows us to separate some pretenders from contenders in respective conferences. New Mexico may be one of the contenders. The Lobos weren't expected to challenge for the Mountain West title, not with BYU, UNLV and San Diego State loaded up...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  12. Jay Bilas: Six-pack of title contenders

    Jay Bilas

    With less than a month to go until March Madness, it's time to break down just who are the real contenders for the national championship, and who are the pretenders.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2009
  13. February separated pretenders from contenders

    Andy Glockner

    As March gets under way, the tourney picture looks more and more clear, and we have February's action to thank.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2008
  14. Memphis, Butler and Xavier look like legit contenders

    Kyle Whelliston

    Memphis and Butler are pretty much where we expected them to be, but Creighton, Ohio and Gonzaga may be pretenders this season, writes Kyle Whelliston.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2008
  15. Texas overcomes bumps, back on title path

    Andy Katz

    Texas has gone from contender to pretender back to title contender, and the Longhorns have enjoyed the ride.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2006
  16. Here's what to expect in the Big Six

    Pat Forde

    Forde Minutes breaks down the projected contenders and pretenders as we hit the stretch run.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2006