Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season. We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.
With only one player gone from a year ago, it is easy to see why the Michigan State Spartans are one of the top ranked teams heading into this season. If everything goes as expected, Tom Izzo should earn his seventh Final Four appearance with a shot at winning it all.