Deep and rugged with good to very good teams it might be, it's nowhere near nationally dominant.
It's been proven once again. This time with an exclamation point because this was the year when the hype was the biggest.
A miracle effort Friday by the likely national player of the year is the only thing currently preventing a total skunking in next week's Final 4. Scorecard: 4 teams in the sweet 16 who all played semi-home games in the early rounds and when the games went truly neutral and competition stiffened, they couldn't produce.
Syracuse absolutely embarrasses the league champion. Then the Big East plants 3 in the elite 8. After Louisville clobbers Duke tonight, the eye test wins again. When you watch Big East top teams play: bigger better athletes, deeper with those athletes, and with elite coaching.
I am the biggest Big Ten fan ever, but let's be real. It's more or less a legend (or leader) in it's own fantasy land. Year in, year out.