After the initial conference rankings column posted in late October and created solid Twitter debate, one of my followers innocently asked whether they would be updated as the season went along, to capture the ebbs and flows of the developing year in hoops. Gauntlet thrown and accepted!
Remember, the rankings are based both on top-end quality in the league and quality of competitive depth. The balance and weightings are entirely subjective, so I can't be wrong. What a country!
Here's December's look at the ordering of the 32 Division I conferences, with a summary of the initial thoughts and then revised commentary based on what we've seen so far.