Depth is one of the most valuable team assets in any sport. Fatigue is always a factor, and variety can always confuse the opposition.
But when a basketball game is on the line, the starting lineup is the group who is called upon to seal the deal.
Evidently, these players are the most important players on the team, which is why they often receive the most amount of playing time.
This Top 25 ranking is not a standard ranking because the evaluation process did not include any bench players.
This list ranks the top 25 starting five's in college basketball heading into the 2012-13 season, with a small shocker at the pinnacle.
Note: Transfers that are ineligible until the second semester in December, such as Khem Birch and Jabari Brown, are included.