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Kansas finished atop the Big 12 regular season standings in each of the past nine seasons and has won six of the last 10 conference tournament titles. Are the Jayhawks primed for more dominance this season? Where will Marcus Smart and Oklahoma State finish?
2013-14 Big 12 basketball teams
2012-13 overall: 23-14
2013 Big 12: 9-9
2012-13 overall: 23-12
2013 Big 12: 11-7
2012-13 overall: 31-6
2013 Big 12: 14-4
2012-13 overall: 27-8
2013 Big 12: 14-4
2012-13 overall: 20-12
2013 Big 12: 11-7
2012-13 overall: 24-9
2013 Big 12: 13-5
2012-13 overall: 11-21
2013 Big 12: 2-16
2012-13 overall: 16-18
2013 Big 12: 7-11
2012-13 overall: 11-20
2013 Big 12: 3-15
2012-13 overall: 13-19
2013 Big 12: 6-12
He might be playing for the Detroit Pistons, but that doesn't mean Peyton Siva has forgotten about his old team. On Tuesday, Siva told ESPN.com that the Louisville Cardinals "really aren't missing anything" and will be "better" and "more talented" than the group that claimed the 2012-13 NCAA title. How do the Cardinals stack up against the presumed contenders in 2013-14? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!
College hoops in 2013-14
SportsNation Rank, NCF, NCF, Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Michigan State Spartans, Arizona Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Duke Blue Devils, Florida Gators, Ohio State Buckeyes, Syracuse Orange, Michigan Wolverines, Oklahoma State Cowboys, North Carolina Tar Heels, Wichita State Shockers, Virginia Commonwealth Rams, Memphis Tigers, Marquette Golden Eagles, New Mexico Lobos, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Baylor Bears, Indiana Hoosiers, Connecticut Huskies, Colorado Buffaloes, UCLA Bruins, Tennessee Volunteers, Iowa Hawkeyes
Sadly, at least for Michigan State fans, the Spartans have been knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Louisville. Michigan State is the first No. 1 seed to fall in the tournament, but both Kentucky and North Carolina could take the plunge this evening if all doesn't go according to plan. Three double-digit seeds will be looking to end some tournament dreams early and keep the clock from striking midnight on their own personal Cinderella stories, but will we see any more upsets in the second half of the Sweet 16?
(1) Kentucky vs. (4) Indiana
Kentucky has run roughshod over its first two opponents, while Indiana barely survived a scare against VCU.
(1) North Carolina vs. (13) Ohio
No. 13 Ohio is the lowest-ranked team still remaining, having upset both Michigan and South Florida in the first two rounds.
(2) Kansas vs. (11) NC State
Both NC State and Kansas survived close games in the round of 32 -- NC State upset Georgetown 66-63, while Kansas eked out a 63-60 win against Purdue.
(3) Baylor vs. (10) Xavier
Baylor and Xavier are coming off of big wins in the round of 32, a far cry from the close games they won in the round of 64.
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