ESPN's Dick Vitale has released his preseason top 40 ranking for college basketball this year.
The big winner from the area teams is Kansas State.
He has KSU ranked No. 8 in his top 40.
8. Kansas State: The return of Jacob Pullen will keep Frank Martin very happy. The Wildcats will be the team to beat in the Big 12.
As of now they're the team to beat. KSU is preseason No. 1 in the Big 12 with Kansas nipping at their heels.