January 28, 2013 at 11:46 AM
No consensus on men’s college basketball’s top team
So who’s No. 1 in men’s college basketball?
Well that depends on who you ask.
Fifty-one of the 65 national media panelists who vote in the Associated Press poll picked Michigan (19-1), which is the first time the Wolverines have held the top spot since the Fab Five days 20 years ago. Here’s a look at the writers who picked Michigan.
In the coaches ranking, Kansas (18-1) got the No. 1 nod, collecting 16 of 31 first-place votes.
Meanwhile, Duke (17-1) is No. 1 in the RPI.
So there you have it. Five ways to determine the top team in the nation and you get four different results.
Good thing there’s a tournament in March to decided the national champion.
As for Washington, the Huskies didn’t fall in the RPI as much as you might have expected following last week’s two losses. They’re in a tie with Nebraska at 73, just three spots from the previous week.
Here’s where the other Pac-12 teams rank: Arizona (4), Oregon (19), Colorado (21), UCLA (32), Arizona State (58), Stanford (75), California (80), USC (130), Oregon State (153), Washington State (161) and Utah (179).