Is anyone currently considered a front runner to take the NCAA Men's Basketball championship title? Villanova looks solid, but so does Kentucky, UCLA and North Carolina. Hell, West Virginia looks good enough, as does Baylor and Gonzaga. Plus, there are five more teams on the rise that might — might — rank among the elite come March.
Here, in no particular order, are five college basketball teams on the rise. Click START SLIDESHOW or tap your arrow keys to get started.