Chaz Williams took the conference by storm in his first season in the Atlantic-10 and only figures to be more of a menace in 2012-13.
UNLV is now legitimately among the top seven or eight teams in the country heading into next season after adding Findlay Prep power forward Anthony Bennett.
Of the Atlantic-10′s 14 teams, 10 finished with .500 or better overall records last season, and adding VCU to that mix only enhances the league as a whole.
Who saw this one coming? Kevin Willard has reconstructed the Pirates into a cohesive, unselfish team that is playing the second best basketball in the Big East.