Preseason Top 40 for 2012-13

Updated: October 8, 2012, 6:02 PM ET
By Dick Vitale |

I have sat down and figured out the teams to watch this season. That's right, my crème de la crème of college hoops, baby!

There are a lot of quality contenders looking to cut down the nets in Atlanta. I am giving the edge to the Cardinals of Louisville over the Hoosiers of Indiana. There should be excitement galore, baby!

It should be a great season. The key is not a preseason ranking, but how you fare in the big dance, baby!

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to