Insider knows you're hot for hoops over the summer, so we're bringing you a closer look at five programs on the rise, five on the way down and five at a crossroads. Today, we conclude our look at five on the way up with West Virginia. Monday starts our discussion of teams on the down slope with reigning Big East champion Louisville.
23-12 (NCAA first round)
One thing's for sure, the Big East won't be as deep as it was last year. The top dogs (UConn, Louisville) lost a lot in the draft and that means that teams bringing back battle-tested vets can take their shot at Villanova for the conference title. To that end, Bob Huggins' squad is suddenly buoyant in a (mostly) vacated pool.
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