Michigan State is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time in 13 years.
A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.
Dick Vitale's full preseason Top 40 is coming out next week, but he's already locked in his top team for 2012-13: the Louisville Cardinals.
The top nine in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll remained the same this week as the college basketball season ventures full-time into conference play.
Samardo Samuels scored 14 points and Edgar Sosa 13 to lead Louisville to a 68-59 victory over DePaul on Saturday.