The preseason AP poll has been released, and No. 25 Florida State is followed by any number of teams chomping at the bit to break into the national rankings. Many of the leading unranked contenders will get excellent opportunities to do just that courtesy of the many early-season tournaments centered around Thanksgiving week.
Among the most prestigious of those tourneys is the Maui Invitational, which should serve as a national-TV introduction for an outstanding young Texas team. With talented (and towering) freshmen joining standout PG Myck Kabongo, the Longhorns have a real chance to take home the trophy, even against a typically-impressive field in Hawaii.
Read on for more on Texas and four more unranked teams poised to crack the Top 25 before November is out.