Ranking College Basketball's Best Early Season Tournaments For 2012-13

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 09: Seth Curry #30 of the Duke Blue Devils drives against Dorenzo Hudson #5 of the Virginia Tech Hokies in their Quarterfinal game of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Philips Arena on March 9, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Battle 4 Atlantis headlines the list of college basketball's best early season tournaments in 2012-13.

The Maui Invitational has long been considered the king of college basketball's early season tournaments, but that changes this season with a Battle 4 Atlantis field that includes six 2011 NCAA Tournament teams.

Here's the full list of the best early season action college hoops will have to offer in 2012-13.

1. Battle 4 Atlantis

Dates: Nov. 22-24

Teams: Duke, Memphis, Missouri, Louisville, Minnesota, VCU, Stanford, Northern Iowa

2. Legends Classic

Dates: Nov. 19-20

Teams: Georgetown, Indiana, UCLA, Georgia, Duquesne, North Dakota State, James Madison, Liberty, UC Irvine, Sam Houston

3. Maui Invitational

Dates: Nov. 19-21

Teams: North Carolina, Butler, Illinois, Marquette, Mississippi State, Texas, USC, Chaminade

4. Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Dates: Nov. 15-16, 18

Teams: N.C. State, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Providence, UMass , Akron, Southern Mississippi

5. Preseason NIT

Dates: Nov. 21, 23

Teams: Michigan, Pittsburgh, Kansas State, Virginia, Fordham, Bowling Green, Delaware, Fairfield, Cleveland State, Lamar, Robert Morris, North Texas

6. Old Spice Classic

Dates: Nov. 22-23, 25

Teams: Vanderbilt, Gonzaga, Clemson, Davidson, Marist, Oklahoma, UTEP, West Virginia

7. Las Vegas Invitational

Dates: Nov. 23-24

Teams: Arkansas, Arizona State, Creighton, Wisconsin, FAMU, Longwood, Presbyterian, Cornell

8. Global Sports Classic

Dates: Nov. 23-24

Teams: UNLV, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Oregon, Jacksonville State, Northern Arizona, Campbell, N.C. A&T

9. Charleston Classic

Dates: Nov. 15-16, 18

Teams: Baylor, Boston College, Charleston, Colorado, Dayton, St. John's, Southern Illinois

10. 2K Sports Classic

Dates: Nov. 15-16

Teams: Purdue, Alabama, Villanova, Oregon State, Hofstra, Niagara, Bucknell, South Dakota State

11. Anaheim Classic

Dates: Nov. 22-23, 25

Teams: California, Saint Mary's, Xavier, Drexel, Drake, Rice, Georgia Tech, Pacific

12. Diamond Head Classic

Dates: December 22-23, 25

Teams: Arizona, Miami, Mississippi, San Diego State, Texas Tech, Indiana State, San Francisco, Hawaii

13. Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Dates: Nov. 16-18

Teams: Ohio State, Seton Hall, Washington, Rhode Island, Norfolk State, Albany, UMKC, Loyola (Md.)

14. Paradise Jam

Dates: Nov. 16-19

Teams: Connecticut, George Mason, Iona, Mercer, New Mexico, Quinnipiac, UIC, Wake Forest

15. Las Vegas Classic

Dates: Dec. 22-23

Teams: Virginia Tech, Portland, Bradley, Colorado State, Cal State Bakersfield, Mississippi Valley State, Georgia Southern, North Florida

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