What do you mean? If the best of Illinois basketball were playing the best of Ohio basketball? I really don't know which state has the stronger basketball reputation. I still think Ohio would have the edge, even though the northern part of Illinois (around Chicago) is pretty strong. But football to basketball is apples and oranges. Two players in basketball can completely transform a basketball team. Besides at the QB position, the same is not true in football. We know depth matters so much more.Cardz
I’d like to hear your perspective if football was changed to basketball.
Ignatius might not be going into the season considered "the best' in Ohio, but probably a top 5 team and at worst a top 10. I acknowledge that Ignatius has probably the toughest schedule in Ohio. Win 5 and they are in. Are there 5 wins on their schedule? I still think so. They recovered after starting 0-2 last year. But if they start 0-2 this year, that would be a disaster. There are probably at least 2-3 teams on the schedule better than Loyola and Mentor.