Alas, a new season is beginning. I can finally start to hear the squeak of the court, the clank of the rim, and voice of Dick Vitale.
After a long, long summer in which the NBA was the only basketball making headlines, it's finally time for the college season to start.
Last year ended with a magical NCAA Tournament, one in which the little guy finally started to make a difference in the big picture. Teams like Cornell and St. Mary's all made a big impact, while no mid-major team came close to what Butler accomplished.
Losing by two in the national title was definitely a disappointing game, but the experience will be one Butler fans and basketball fans will never forget. Butler's run last year was incredible to watch. The way they played as a team last year was second to none, and was very fun to watch.
However, this is a new season. Duke looks to defend a title, while every other team in the country looks to take the throne away from them.
It is definitely going to be another awesome year of college hoops. Here's my predictions for who will end up on top of each conference come March.