Conferences all over the country are gearing up for a 2016 men’s season that looks to be one of the most anticipated on record. As the game grows, so too does the amount of talent in the college coffers. And the coffers, it would seem, are full up.
But which conferences can lay claim to being the country’s best in 2016? As we prepare to dive headlong into the season, here are the top five leagues in the country based on depth, quality at the top and future prospects. If you want to be the best you need to beat them first, and these groupings will be tough to top in the coming years.