A college hoops program can make an awfully big jump in a single season—just ask Indiana—and there’ll be plenty of examples of that phenomenon next year. Sure, usual suspects such as Kentucky and Louisville will be major contenders again, but some of last season’s afterthoughts will be among the most dangerous teams in the country next year.
Texas squeaked into the 2012 NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed, but next year they’ll be a powerhouse in the Big 12. The return of standout point guard Myck Kabongo, plus a terrific bunch of incoming freshmen, should give the Longhorns a great shot at a top-four seed next March.
Read on for a closer look at Texas and nine other former also-rans who will make a major impact next season.