Who will make the Final Four?

Gorgui Dieng will be the anchor for Rick Pitino's defense this season. Jamie Rhodes/US Presswire

ESPN Insider asked several of its expert analysts -- Jay Bilas, Fran Fraschilla, Seth Greenberg, Joe Lunardi and Miles Simon -- to explain their Final Four and national championship picks for the 2012-13 season. We've listed their answers below.

Jay Bilas

Louisville Cardinals: Rick Pitino has depth, defense and a senior point guard with Final Four experience in Peyton Siva. The Cards had the nation's best defense a season ago, even with all of the injuries, but didn't shoot the ball well from the perimeter. This season's team has balance and will be much improved offensively. With healthy depth, Pitino can bring more heat on the defensive end, and do it full-court for a full 40 minutes.

Indiana Hoosiers: The Hoosiers were among the best offensive teams in the country last season, and have the best big man in the nation in Cody Zeller. The addition of freshman Yogi Ferrell at point guard allows Jordan Hulls to concentrate on what he does best: shoot the ball. As Indiana builds a defense to match its offensive proficiency, Tom Crean will have a Final Four team.