2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Preview

With November approaching, the quest for the Final Four in Atlanta begins across the nation as NCAA men’s basketball kicks off with Midnight Madness, early season tournaments and predictions galore from the talking heads on television.

We here at SeatGeek will start profiling the teams who are at the top of the preseason rankings and give the low-down on what tickets are going for as well as how the teams are shaping up for the upcoming season.

The Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll have both been released and the top 10 in each set of rankings is the same. Here is a look at how the early rankings are shaping up.

Associated Press Top 25

1 Indiana
2 Louisville
3 Kentucky
4 Ohio State
5 Michigan
6 North Carolina State
7 Kansas
8 Duke
9 Syracuse
10 Florida
11 North Carolina
12 Arizona
13 UCLA
14 Michigan State
15 Missouri
16 Creighton
17 Memphis
18 UNLV
19 Baylor
20 San Diego State
21 Gonzaga
22 Notre Dame
23 Wisconsin
24 Cincinnati
25 Florida State

USA Today Coaches Poll

1 Indiana
2 Louisville
3 Kentucky
4 Ohio State
5 Michigan
6 North Carolina State
7 Kansas
8 Duke
9 Syracuse
10 Florida
11 Arizona
12 North Carolina
13 UCLA
14 Michigan State
15 Creighton
16 Memphis
17 Missouri
18 Baylor
19 UNLV
20 San Diego State
21 Wisconsin
22 Gonzaga
23 Notre Dame
24 Florida State
24 Texas

Keep it locked here as we bring you some profiles of top men’s basketball programs and what ticket prices are currently going for on the secondary market. We’re going to start with the top of the polls and go from there. So whether it is the Big East, Big Ten, ACC, Big 12 or any other conference, you can always check out SeatGeek for the best deals for your favorite collegiate team.

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