Hoops hysteria: Ready to tip off the season?

Even though a few games have already been played this week, we're all about the start of the college basketball season. If you are too, then here's some material to digest before the games begin this weekend:

* After beginning last season as an afterthought, don't expect Baylor to sneak up on anybody this season -- especially with true freshman Perry Jones III of Duncanville. The No. 14 Bears open the season tonight against Grambling State. Click here for the preview.

For more of a national spin, here's what we have on our menu to offer today:

* Expert predictions (conferences, Final Four, champion, POY, bold predictions, etc)

* ESPN.com All-American teams

* Andy Katz: Previewing the opening weekend of college basketball

* Katz/Doug Gottlieb podcast: Discussing the first week and looking ahead to a full slate of games

* Roundtable discussion of the All-American team

* Experts give their Final Four predictions