Valley is always guard oriented. Bradley has some of the most experienced guards in this conference returning. I am not sold on Bradley's ability to guard, score or rebound in the paint, but I think this team will come to play defensively every night and Bradley does return a lot of scoring. It is just very hard to ignore Bradley's returning experience.
IF and this is a HUGE IF, Bradley learns to rebound and play solid defense they do have a chance to win this conference. But it is very going to be a huge fight, as always, for the top 4 teams in this conference. WSU is just flat out real good and it will be incredibly difficult to go there and for anyone to win. ISUred has young but very good talent. I think Carmichael might be the best in this conference.
Drake is the team that I find to be very interesting, both in who they return and that recruiting class.