Who: Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Oklahoma, UCLA, Georgetown, Butler, UAB
When: Nov. 26-28
Where: Paradise Island, Bahamas
Not only is the Battle 4 Atlantis the best early-season tournament, but I'll go so far as to say I would rather re-watch a recording of these 12 games than watch a live airing of any other tournament taking place.
We don't know what the bracket looks like yet, but let's just assume that the teams are loosely seeded based on preseason expectations in the descending order listed above.
Oklahoma vs. UCLA as an opening-round game is insane. I haven't taken the time yet to do an offseason projected bracket (soon, though), but both of those teams should be headed for single-digit seeds in the No. 5 to 8 vicinity. It's a borderline Sweet 16 pairing, and it's between the fourth- and fifth-best teams in this field.
Florida vs. North Carolina as a semifinal might be even more absurd. That's a battle between two teams looking like No. 2 seeds in March. And in the other semifinal, it should be Wisconsin against Oklahoma.
Save for maybe Kansas vs. Michigan State in the Orlando Classic, each projected semifinal of the Battle 4 Atlantis is better than any possible championship game pairing in any other tournament.
(The tragedy of the matter is that those outstanding semifinal games will be played on Thanksgiving Day. Either they're early enough in the day to have to compete with the NFL for viewers or late enough in the day that we've all already slipped into a coma from spending the entire day binge-eating turkey and stuffing.)
And then those great semifinals get capped off with what should be a slobberknocker of a championship game. Whoever emerges from this field 3-0 has to be considered one of the favorites to win the 2015 national championship.
Unless it's UAB. If the Blazers win this thing, just go ahead and brace yourself for another outrageously unpredictable season of college basketball.
We wouldn't want it any other way.
Kerry Miller covers college basketball for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @kerrancejames.