CBS Sports has ranked every NCAA Division I men's basketball team, #1 through #351. UMaine is picked to win 12 games. Former Messalonskee HS standout Nick Mayo, a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky gets high marks.

CBS Sports college hoops writer Matt Norlander picks UMaine at #251 on the list. He predicts third year coach Bob Walsh will take his team from '3 wins, to 8 wins, to 12 wins.'

Here are some of the other notes with Maine ties...

> The #251 ranking for the  Black Bears is 6th best from America East.

> Vermont is projected as AE's top team, #91 on the list of 351.

> UMBC is lowest on the projections - 317th of the 351.

> Messalonskee's Nick Mayo and his Eastern Kentucky Colonels are #180. Norlander writes that 'Mayo is the most talented player in the Ohio Valley Conference'. Mayo is a sophomore forward.

Check out the complete list of 1 thru 351 by clicking here...

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