Holiday tournaments can be a launching pad for special seasons for college basketball teams.
With the opportunity to play programs that aren't on their regular schedule, up-and-coming or bounce-back programs can insert themselves into the national scene by knocking off a ranked team or two in the span of just a few days.
The intense competition at three major November tourneys (Battle4Atlantis, the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and the Maui Invitational) provide the break some teams need to jump up into the early polls.
Last year, Harvard won the Battle4Atlantis 2011 and springboarded into the national rankings.
Here are four unranked (AP) CBB teams that have a great chance to make their move into the Top 25 by winning in one of these exotic locations.