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  • 12:40 PM ET  10.15

Midnight Madness kicked off the basketball season on many campuses last Friday and SI.com’s resident hoops expert, Luke Winn, is ready for tip-off. He just completed his first set of power rankings and has the Top 16 teams in the nation ranked like this:

1.  North Carolina
2.  UCLA
3.  Tennessee
4.   Memphis
5.  Kansas
6.  Georgetown
7.   Louisville
8.  Washington State
9.  Marquette
10. Michigan State
11. Indiana
12. USC
13. Texas
14. Arkansas
15. Texas A&M
16. Oregon

With the loss of head coach Billy Gillespie and Acie Law, doubt is certain for the Aggie nation but the Texas A&M program has built a solid foundation and culture that should keep them in the hunt for the Big 12 Championship. 

With a key piece of their nucleus back (A.J. Graves – Preseason Horizon League P.O.Y.), the Butler Bulldogs deserve some recognition and seek to improve upon their Sweet 16 appearance last season.

Who did Luke overrate? Underrate? Who isn't even on his list that deserves a spot? Hoops season is here -- let's hear what you think. 

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