HOOSIER DADDY: Now, in November, Indiana is clearly the team to beat. But will it last? Photo courtesy Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

People who talk about how much parity there is in professional sports clearly do not watch college basketball.

It’s just that simple. Why does everyone and their brother write in crazy upsets on their brackets come March? Because crazy upsets always happen. College basketball is in this beautiful age right now where the elite teams are starting to learn that hogging the premium prospects alone doesn’t guarantee you a national title. Or even a tournament berth.

Coaches are becoming smarter. But, more to the point, they’re becoming more CREATIVE. They’re starting to think outside of the box and realizing that there are about as many ways to put together a winning squad as there are berths in the tournament.

The more clever basketball coaches get, the harder it becomes to forecast any given season. Nevertheless, I take a stab at it. Right here. Right now.

Conference Champions
BOLD denotes major conference

America East: Vermont ACC: Duke
Atlantic Sun: Mercer Atlantic 10: VCU
Big East: Louisville Big Sky: Montana
Big South: Coastal Carolina Big Ten: Indiana
Big 12: Kansas Big West: Long Beach State
Colonial Athletic: Drexel Conference USA: Memphis
Great West: Utah Valley Horizon: Green Bay
Ivy: Princeton MAAC: Iona
Mid-American: Akron MEAC: Savannah State
Missouri Valley: Creighton Mountain West: UNLV
Northeast: Robert Morris Ohio Valley: Belmont
Pac-12: UCLA Patriot: Lehigh
SEC: Missouri Southern: Davidson
Southland: Oral Roberts Summit: South Dakota State
SWAC: Texas Southern Sun Belt: Western Kentucky
West Coast: Gonzaga WAC: Utah State

Final Four

Indiana

Michigan

Kansas

UNLV

National Title Game

Kansas

OVER

Michigan