As conference play gets started this weekend, let’s take a look back at what the conference has done up until this point.

Widely regarded as one of the worst conferences in all of college basketball, the Big South has lived up to its billing this season. The conference sports a 28-94 overall record against Division I opponents. Thanks to a 33-1 record against sub-DI competition, many of the conference’s member’s records are inflated. If you took out all sub-DI victories, every Big South team would have a losing record. Presbyterian does not have a Division I win.

According to the Sagarin Rankings, the Big South ranks 27th out of 33 Division I conferences. The only conferences ranked lower are the Big Sky, SoCon, MEAC, Independents, SWAC, and Great West.

Despite all this, Big South teams do sport some impressive victories with wins over teams from the SEC (Auburn), Big East (St John’s and Depaul), and ACC (Clemson). Winthrop also record an impressive victory against Top 100 Ohio from the MAC.

Big South conference records against other conferences:
vs SoCon 9-8
vs CAA 2-9
vs Big East 2-5
vs ACC 1-7
vs SEC 1-6
vs Big 10 0-5

Non-Conference Awards
1st Team All-Conference:
Anthony Raffa, Coastal Carolina
Darren White, Campbell
Jeremy Atkinson, UNC-Asheville
Stan Okoye, VMI
John Brown, High Point

Newcomer of the Year:
John Brown, High Point

Coach of the Year:
Chris Holtmann, Gardner-Webb

Player of the Year:
Stan Okoye, VMI

Really difficult to decide the Player of the Year at this point between Okoye, Darren White, and John Brown.