One week from today, the college basketball season gloriously tips off.
From Michigan State at the Champions Classic in New York, to Michigan hosting Appalachian State, and from ACC conference games on day one, all the way down to the low-major schools -- it all begins in seven measly days.
It seems like forever ago that Virginia completed the greatest redemption story, possibly in sports history, and beat Texas Tech in the national championship game. And before you know it, another team will be cutting down the nets in Atlanta.
The beauty of college basketball is the unpredictable. There will undoubtedly be teams not on this list that wind up making their way into the top 25 at various points, just as teams on this list may fall flat. But here's my best stab at the top 25 teams in college basketball, one week before the season gets underway,
The Jayhawks don’t have a deadeye shooter per se, but Udoka Azubuike, Devon Dotson, Silvio DeSousa, Ochai Agbaji and Mitch Lightfoot is a heck of a returning core group of guys to build around.
Next in line: LSU, Illinois, VCU, Marquette, Harvard