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

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

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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