Led by their 6'11" All-American center—Cody Zeller—Tom Crean's Indiana Hoosiers open up on top of our 2012-13 preseason college basketball power rankings.
The Hoosiers will return all five starters back from this year's Sweet 16 team while welcoming in the second ranked recruiting class in America, according to Rivals.com.
Even with 6'9" junior forward Christian Watford rumored to be on the fence in terms of declaring for the 2012 NBA Draft, the Hoosiers will have more than enough talented players capable of replacing his 12 points and six rebounds per game.
Currently projected as a late second round pick at best, it appears unlikely that Watford would choose to test the NBA waters without any kind of financial guarantees in place.
Now let's take a way-too-early look at the projected top 10 teams in college basketball next season.