More than half of college basketball's offseason is now in the rearview mirror, meaning it's about time to figure out which nonconference games of the 2014-15 season you absolutely cannot afford to miss.
These are the games that we'll be talking about for the rest of the year, whether in the weekly rankings, the tournament seedings or the daily arguments about which team is actually the favorite to win the 2015 national championship.
In deciding which game ranks where, I repeatedly asked myself: "If I was only allowed to watch Y games, would this be one of the Y games I would watch?"
And contrary to what may become popular belief after seeing the top seven games on the list, no, I am not a Kentucky fan—real recognize real.
November and December may be football season, but you would be remiss if you didn't at least watch these 10 nonconference college basketball games.