Butler crushed Pitt's soul in 2011, but Pittsburgh is a legit entity in the basketball scene.
With seven rounds now officially in the books of the SB Nation Conference Re-draft Project, I feel like it's an appropriate time to bring you an update on the situation at hand.
The House of a Thousand Sanctions has picked up Kentucky and Pittsburgh in the past two rounds, adding a great deal to the basketball prestige of the conference while not sacrificing anything on the football field.
We've added rivalries and close geographical ties that will quickly become legendary battles -- Syracuse/Pittsburgh/Notre Dame, Kentucky/Tennessee, etc.
At this juncture, we might need to start adding western schools to even out the divisions.
Our academic profile is not bad (we do have three of the finest private universities in the country), and we are dominant when it comes to media markets.
While others may not understand our methodology, we've clearly built a juggernaut through the first seven rounds.
I don't think any conference can outright claim to be better at this point, but I'd certainly enjoy to see them attempt to explain the logic behind their argument.
4. Ohio State
11. Penn State
9. Florida State
8. Notre Dame
14. Virginia Tech
18. North Carolina
23. Miami (Fla.)
22. Texas A&M
21. Michigan State
28. West Virginia
42. Oklahoma St.
Who do you think we should add next? Is it ASU's time?
PS - South Carolina was the first pick of the 8th round. We're now on the clock.