SportsNation Blog ArchivesSN Blog Archives Creighton Bluejays

Florida is No. 1 overall. Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia also have 1s next to their names. But are they really the four best in the tournament field? We listed some of the top teams, and now it's time for you to rank them before the event begins!

More: Your NCAA tournament picks | Will you call in 'sick'?

Rank: Best NCAA Tourney Teams

Arizona

Arizona

No. 1 Seed -- West
30-5 (15-3 Pac-12)

Creighton

Creighton

No. 3 Seed -- West
26-7 (14-4 Big East)

Duke

Duke

No. 3 Seed -- Midwest
26-8 (13-5 ACC)

Florida

Florida

No. 1 Seed -- South
32-2 (18-0 SEC)

Iowa State

Iowa State

No. 3 Seed -- East
26-7 (11-7 Big 12)

Kansas

Kansas

No. 2 Seed -- South
24-9 (14-4 Big 12)

Louisville

Louisville

No. 4 Seed -- Midwest
29-5 (15-3 AAC)

Michigan

Michigan

No. 2 Seed -- Midwest
25-8 (15-3 Big Ten)

Michigan State

Michigan State

No. 4 Seed -- East
26-8 (12-6 Big Ten)

Syracuse

Syracuse

No. 3 Seed -- South
27-5 (14-4 ACC)

Villanova

Villanova

No. 2 Seed -- East
28-4 (16-2 Big East)

Virginia

Virginia

No. 1 Seed -- East
28-6 (16-2 ACC)

Wichita State

Wichita State

No. 1 Seed -- Midwest
34-0 (18-0 MVC)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

No. 2 Seed -- West
26-7 (12-6 Big Ten)

Your Rankings

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

The Woden Award Midseason Top 25 list is out. Creighton's Doug McDermott and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart are among the favorites to win the award. Other top contenders include Duke's Jabari Parker and Arizona's Nick Johnson. Kansas' Joel Embiid was the biggest name left off the list. Below we've listed 15 of the favorites, and now it's time for SportsNation to rank 'em!

Wooden Award finalists

Keith Appling

Keith Appling

Michigan State

Cleanthony Early

Cleanthony Early

Wichita State

Tyler Ennis

Tyler Ennis

Syracuse

C.J. Fair

C.J. Fair

Syracuse

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Arizona

DeAndre Kane

DeAndre Kane

Iowa State

Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott

Creighton

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier

Connecticut

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker

Duke

Adreian Payne

Adreian Payne

Michigan State

Casey Prather

Casey Prather

Florida

Julius Randle

Julius Randle

Kentucky

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart

Oklahoma State

Russ Smith

Russ Smith

Louisville

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

Kansas

Your Rankings

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

Butler, Xavier and Creighton look to make a new legacy as they've joined seven programs from the old Big East to form the new-look Big East. Will any of the league's newcomers step up and claim the conference title in its first season? Where will holdovers Georgetown and Marquette place? Click the logos below to set your rankings!

Conference rankings: ACC | American | A-10 | Big 12 | Big Ten | C-USA | Pac-12 | SEC

More rankings: 2013-14 preseason Top 25 | Conferences

2013-14 Big East basketball teams

Butler

Butler

2012-13 overall: 27-9
2013 Horizon: 11-5

Creighton

Creighton

2012-13 overall: 28-8
2013 Missouri Valley: 13-5

DePaul

DePaul

2012-13 overall: 11-21
2013 Big East: 2-16

Georgetown

Georgetown

2012-13 overall: 25-7
2013 Big East: 14-4

Marquette

Marquette

2012-13 overall: 26-9
2013 Big East: 14-4

Providence

Providence

2012-13 overall: 19-15
2013 Big East: 9-9

Seton Hall

Seton Hall

2012-13 overall: 15-18
2013 Big East: 3-15

St. John's

St. John's

2012-13 overall: 17-16
2013 Big East: 8-10

Villanova

Villanova

2012-13 overall: 20-14
2013 Big East: 10-8

Xavier

Xavier

2012-13 overall: 17-14
2013 A-10: 9-7

Your Rankings

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Comment »

Andrew Wiggins of the Kansas Jayhawks, Doug McDermott of the Creighton Bluejays and Marcus Smart of the Oklahoma State CowboysGetty Images, AP PhotosAndrew Wiggins. Doug McDermott. Marcus Smart. All are indispensable. But which one matters most?

Here we are in the quiet of the college basketball summer. That means rosters are set. And that also means that we can look ahead to 2013-14 and decide which players are the most important to their teams' success in the coming year. Myron Medcalf counted down his top 10 this week. Now you can make your picks. Click on the boxes below to set your rankings!

Rank: Hoops' most indispensable players

Jahii Carson

Jahii Carson

G, Arizona State
2012-13: 18.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.1 apg

Cleanthony Early

Cleanthony Early

F, Wichita State
2012-13: 13.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Davante Gardner

Davante Gardner

F, Marquette
2012-13: 11.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg

Alex Kirk

Alex Kirk

C, New Mexico
2012-13: 12.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg

Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott

F, Creighton
2012-13: 23.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg

Mitch McGary

Mitch McGary

F, Michigan
2012-13: 7.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg

LaQuinton Ross

LaQuinton Ross

F, Ohio State
2012-13: 8.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart

G, Oklahoma State
2012-13: 15.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.2 apg

Russ Smith

Russ Smith

G, Louisville
2012-13: 18.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.9 apg

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

F, Kansas
Freshman

Your Rankings

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Comment »