First college basketball preview magazine is out
I did a double-take when I saw it at the store last week: Lindy's Sports college basketball preview is out.
Did it seem early considering some leagues just announced their schedules and college football is in Week 3? Absolutely.
Did that stop me from dropping $7.99 for it? Of course not.
Here are a couple notables regarding Northeast Ohio interests:
-- Lindy's ranked Ohio State sixth nationally and second in the Big Ten, with Michigan State No. 1 in both cases. It ranked Aaron Craft as the second-best point guard behind Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, LaQuinton Ross the 15th-best small forward and Amir Williams the 22nd-best best center. It also said the Buckeyes have the fourth-best backcourt in the country.
-- In the MAC, Lindy's picked Akron to win the East, followed by Kent State. It has Toledo reigning in the West.
-- It has Cleveland State third in the Horizon League. In its conference rankings, Lindy's had the Horizon 16th with the comment, "Butler used to play in this fun, competitive league." That's all they could say?
-- Howard Primer