Conference Confidential: Answers to Questions as League Play Shifts Into High Gear
An abundance of conference realigning leaves the most ardent fan incapable of acknowledging more than half of the nearly 60 schools switching leagues this season and the next two years. If you need some help getting your bearings amid the tumult, following are some links to answers for lingering questions as league competition begins in earnest:
Who are the current deans of coaches in NCAA Division I conferences?
Where does Gonzaga's Mark Few rank all-time among the most dominant coaches in conference competition?
Where is the most comprehensive list detailing conference membership changes over the years?
What list of elite players will Lehigh's C.J. McCollum not join by becoming a three-time Patriot League MVP after suffering a broken foot?
What is likely ahead in new digs from a historical perspective for latest members of power conferences?
What other schools have matched or exceeded Kansas for capturing consecutive regular-season league championships?
Which high-profile schools might not be properly prepared for rigors of conference competition because of woeful non-league slates?
Will Oral Roberts become the fifth school in the last 30 years to win a league regular-season title in its inaugural campaign after leaving an existing conference?
How many schools went full circle by rejoining a conference after previously leaving the league?
Will Bucknell's Mike Muscala join a distinguished list of players who led a league three straight seasons for conference regular-season titlist?
What is the frequency in recent years for players leading a league in scoring with the lowest mark in conference history?
Who are prime individual candidates to pace a conference in both scoring and assists?
Which schools such as Maryland were the first to abandon an intact conference?
How many schools before Denver were a league member for only one campaign?
Which schools like Louisville have been members of at least five conferences in the last 45 years?
Retiring Pacific coach Bob Thomason boasts what league distinction regarding his background?
How many active coaches such as Southern Illinois newcomer Barry Hinson have been bench boss of two different schools in the same league?