Scouting the Big East nonconference matchups

We're all about power today as all the bloggers chimed in today with their post-spring power rankings for each conference.

Few people know these leagues like our bloggers, who spent the spring touring various campuses and talking to coaches. So this gives us a good idea of what each Big East team might be up against in the nonconference schedule this year. Let's take a look, team-by-team:


  • Oklahoma checks in at No. 2 in David Ubben's Big 12 power rankings and 12th in Mark Schlabach's new Top 25

  • NC State is No. 10 in Heather Dinich's ACC power rankings


  • Opening opponent Michigan is No. 7 in Adam Rittenberg's Big Ten power rankings

  • Vanderbilt is 12th and last in Chris Low's SEC power rankings


  • Kentucky is 11th in the SEC power rankings

  • Oregon State comes in at No. 3 in Ted Miller's Pac-10 power rankings


  • Opening opponent Utah is No. 3 in Graham Watson's Non-AQ schools power rankings

  • Miami is third in the ACC rankings and 19th in Schlabach's Top 25


  • North Carolina checks in at sixth in the ACC rankings and 21st in Schlabach's Top 25

South Florida

  • Florida is second in the SEC rankings and eighth in Schlabach's Top 25

  • Miami is third in the ACC rankings and 19th in Schlabach's Top 25


  • Washington is sixth in the Pac-10 rankings

  • Boston College is seventh in the ACC rankings

West Virginia

  • LSU is fourth in the SEC rankings and 17th in Schlabach's Top 25

  • Maryland is eighth in the ACC rankings