The college basketball season is in full swing, and there are already many marquee matchups coming up, and a handful of the most anticipated games of the year are on the horizon.
Below, we’ll highlight the most popular players in each conference and what the next few weeks could bring.
For the rest of the conference, we’re counting down the most watched games, as well as the most talked about.
These rankings don’t include the Big Ten or SEC, because they don’t have games on television, and they don�t include games that have been rescheduled or postponed.
For the most part, these rankings are a reflection of how the games are trending across the country.
For instance, the ACC is now the most-watched conference in the country, as ESPN ranked it as the No. 2 team in the world last year.
The Pac-12 and Big 12 are also in the top 10, as both of those conferences have played to a No. 1 ranking.
Here is how the conferences fared in 2016:In addition to the top three teams in the league, we also ranked the top five teams in each league in each sport.
The Big 12 and Pac-10 also received a nod for the top team in each of the three sports.
The Big Ten will host two playoff games on March 23 and March 30, while the ACC will face the ACC champion on March 27 and March 29.
The SEC will host a doubleheader on March 29, the Big 12 will face its ACC counterpart on March 31, and the Big East will host its ACC opponent on April 3.
There is no word yet on when the Pac-15 will host, but the league is scheduled to play against the Pac 12 on April 11 and then the Big West on April 17.
The SEC and Big Ten are both looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season, as the SEC is still searching for its first winning season since 1999 and the NCAA has placed a lifetime ban on head coaches for recruiting violations.
The Pac-16 will be in town for the first time since it was re-established in 2016, and it is scheduled for a game against the Big Sky on April 4.
It’s unclear what the SEC will do in 2018, but if it doesn’t make the College Football Playoff, it could be in for another bump up the standings.
Finally, the Pac 11 will play a home-and-home series against the University of Washington on March 24-25 and will face a top-10 opponent in the Pac West on March 30.
We will continue to update this list throughout the week.