We’re in the home stretch of the college basketball season, and there are only a few polls left before the start of the NCAA tournament (there are no updates to the Associated Press top 25 poll during or after the Big Dance).
This is the second season I have held the honor of being West Virginia’s representative in the AP poll (there are 65 voters nationwide), and it has been one of the craziest seasons I can recollect.
What I was met with in crafting my most recent ballot has not been uncommon: 17 teams in my previous ballot lost at least one game last week, and Oregon, Louisville, Texas A&M, Texas and Southern Cal lost twice last week.
There was a new No. 1 in my poll (Kansas), a team that jumped from No. 7 to the top spot. Four of the six teams in front of the Jayhawks last week lost. Heck, Texas lost twice and held onto its No. 16 ranking on my ballot. Of course, the Longhorns’ losses at Oklahoma and at Iowa State aren’t really worth penalizing.
Where’d I go wrong? What did I get correct? Chime in.