Countdown to Madness

Previewing the top seeds in Joe Lunardi's preseason bracket

Updated: October 3, 2012, 5:26 PM ET
By ESPN Insider

Michael McAdoo, Peyton Siva and Cody ZellerGetty ImagesAs the 2012-13 season draws near, who's in the best position to make a run in March?

From Sept. 10 through Oct. 5, ESPN Insider will be running its "Countdown to Madness" preview series, looking at the top five seeds in each of the four regions in Joe Lunardi's preseason 2013 NCAA bracket.

Each preview will include the team's primary strengths and weaknesses, an analysis of the top incoming freshmen written by ESPN Recruiting analysts Paul Biancardi and Dave Telep, and a season outlook and prediction by ESPN Insiders Joe Lunardi, Jay Bilas and Fran Fraschilla.

Below, find the links to each team preview as they are posted (regional seed in parentheses).