Number One is up for discussion in college basketball again. Who is your selection?
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – If it's Sunday afternoon, it must be time for that weekly unanswerable but unavoidable question:
Who's Number One in college basketball?
Back to Duke and Mike Krzyzewski?
Over to Miami, the rising power from the ACC?
Forgive Florida, which plays Kentucky Tuesday night?
Stick with Indiana, after the Hoosiers' solid 81-68 victory at Ohio State Sunday afternoon?
Just leave the silly top line of the poll blank -- and start with Number Two. I've heard that suggestion.
I don't really have an answer. I haven't for several weeks. I'm happy to hear what you have to say.
Half of the teams in the top 10 have been beaten since the Associated Press poll was issued last Monday -- #1 Indiana, #2 Florida, #3 Michigan, #5 Kansas and #10 Ohio State.
The Miami Hurricanes will be the big winner in the polls this week. You can write that down.
The ‘Canes have become the current media darlings because they haven't hung around the top five much in school history, it's a fresh story that more national outlets are starting to chew on, they have a celebrity story line with guard Shane Larkin (son of Reds' Hall of Famer Barry) and everybody is bored with the teams that have already been ranked number one this season.
Duke was the highest ranked team (number four) that did not lose. The Blue Devils handled North Carolina State and play at Boston College this afternoon.
Indiana started the week by losing a big lead at Illinois, but the Hoosiers rebounded by winning at Ohio State Sunday. The Buckeyes, ranked 10th by the writers and coaches, don't usually lose by double figures in Columbus.
I'll go this way: 1. Indiana; 2. Michigan; 3. Miami; 4. Duke; 5. Florida; 6. Syracuse; 7. Gonzaga; 8. Arizona.