In college basketball, the words “Butler” and “overrated” are rarely in the same sentence.
In fact, coming off their worst record in 28 years, the perennial Underdawgs might be rated higher than expected ahead of the 2021-22 season. They were projected for sixth in the Big East in a coaches’ poll announced on media day, and they are seventh in kenpom.com computer rankings.
“It’s like that every year. It is what it is,” Bryce Nze said recently. “The only thing I can tell is time and end-of-the-season results.”