This college basketball season has started off as one of the best ever. There's been so much talent coming back to their respective teams this season due to the uncertainty of the NBA season back when it came time to make the decision to go pro or not.
This has helped the games become even more interesting, and we've actually seen some huge mid-major over major program upsets.
With the gap between major programs and the lower, undermatched conference opponents being so close, the non-conference schedule is even more important.
No longer is a conference game against an undermatched opponent a gimme. NCAA basketball is getting to be like the NFL, where anyone can win on any given day.
We've already seen great early-season matchups of Duke vs. Kansas, Ohio State vs. Duke, Wisconsin vs. North Carolina, Michigan vs. Memphis and North Carolina vs. Kentucky, just to name a few.
This is a list of the top non-conference games left before we tip off the conference schedule at the end of the month for the major conferences.