Depth isn't always utilized, and it isn't always needed. The 2012 national champions, the Kentucky Wildcats, had a paltry rotation of six, sometimes seven, players. The runner-up Kansas Jayhawks were in the same boat.
With that being said, having eight or more players capable of contributing is hardly a bad thing. An injury to one of the Wildcats' core six would have been devastating.
Michigan State, on the other hand, was one of the deepest teams in the 2011-12 season. The Spartans still made the Sweet 16 despite losing freshman phenom Branden Dawson late in the year.
Fast forward to the 2012-13 season, and you should not be surprised to see Michigan State in and Kentucky out of this list. Here's a look at the 10 deepest teams in college basketball for next season.