Every program in the Missouri Valley is over .500. The conference ranks second in the Ratings Percentage Index standings, behind only the Atlantic Coast Conference. Valley teams have won 74 percent of their nonleague games, against the seventh-toughest schedule of any league. They won 43 of their first 44 home games against outsiders.
The Missouri Valley may not have the best teams but top to bottom they may be a better conference this year than either the Big 10 or Big 12.
Re: Misssouri Valley
http://www.kenpom.com/confrank.php has the MVC as the 4th conference after the ACC, Pac 10, SEC, but ahead of the Big 10, Big 12, and Big East.