Dick Vitale college basketball preseason rankings
1. LOUISVILLE BIG EAST
Analysis: The Cardinals have the experience, depth and coaching with future Hall of Famer Rick Pitino.
2. INDIANA BIG TEN
Analysis: Cody Zeller is my early PTP'er of the Year. Tom Crean has great depth as Hoosier Hysteria rises.
3. KENTUCKY SEC
Analysis: John Calipari reloads again. Nerlens Noel will be tough in the paint. Big Blue Nation is smiling again!
4. KANSAS BIG 12
Analysis: Even without Thomas Robinson, the Jayhawks are loaded. Elijah Johnson, Jeff Withey and Travis Releford lead Kansas to another Big 12 title.
5. NC STATE ACC
Analysis: C.J. Leslie and Rodney Purvis form a dynamite one-two punch as Mark Gottfried has the ACC favorite in my book.
6. MICHIGAN BIG TEN
Analysis: Trey Burke will lead the Maize and Blue to new heights.
7. OHIO STATE BIG TEN
Analysis: Deshaun Thomas takes the spotlight as Thad Matta has enough talent to contend for a national title.
8. BAYLOR BIG 12
Analysis: Pierre Jackson and Brady Heslip form one of the premier backcourts in America.
9. SYRACUSE BIG EAST
Analysis: Even without Dion Waiters, the Orange will get up and down the court in their final season in the Big East.
10. MICHIGAN STATE BIG TEN
Analysis: Tom Izzo is confident that he has the horses to compete in the toughest conference in America.