The SEC/Big 12 Challenge dominates this week's GridCard. According to the Sagarin Power Rankings, the Big 12 (85.45) is the toughest conference in all of NCAAM basketball--while the SEC (82.98) is ranked fourth, behind the Big Ten (85.00) and the ACC (84.48). There are eight Challenge matchups in the mix--highlighted by Kansas @ Kentucky. A possible NBA Finals Preview--Warriors @ Celtics--closes the First Game.
The Second Game features the Pro Bowl--the penultimate NFL game of the year--which, like most all-star games, sounds more exciting than it actually is. A mix of NBA and NCAAM conference clashes fills out the week, concluding Thursday with Penn State @ Purdue and Temple @ Houston.