I do agree 5-8 can be a toss up
Eastern- Depth may hurt them come tournament time but shouldn't hurt that much during the regular season. They will always defend.
NB- Losing Conley for NB hurts, he did a lot for them and handled the ball well . Sexton and Caldwell will be monsters, outside of them you have some inexperienced youth. Not having Meade as well will hurt. Jackson will be a good addition but for a Freshman it will take some time getting used to the speed and physicality of varsity sports.
Green- If Green can get it done defensively, I can see them being # 2, maybe upsetting Eastern or maybe getting upset by a team. I think they turned the corner last year and maybe they can carry on from their football momentum.
Western- Depth may be an issue for them but they will be good.
East- They will play 2-3 zone to try to limit fouls on Shope and Flannery. They will not be brought off the floor.
SV- Athletic and long, yes they may of gone undefeated in JV, but not many SOC I JV teams are very good. They will play hard.
Clay- New Coach, New System. Saw them the other night in BURG. They play hard, shoot the ball well, and have depth as well. Looks like they want to play up tempo a little bit.
ND- New/ Old Coach. Losing Shipp hurts, but you always have Mader and Clark. No depth will hurt the Titans but they will come in and compete.