What's hot (and not) for 2008-09

Stephen Curry? Red-hot. The SEC? Not so much. North Carolina? Blazing into the season. Chicago? Its college hoops teams are as cold as the city in February.

There's no better time than November to take the temperature of college basketball and see who's starting on a fever pitch and whose game is on ice.

Here's a closer look at what's hot and what's not for the 2008-09 season:

Dana O'Neil covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at espnoneil@live.com.