Here’s the Associated Press top 25 ballot of Kevin Dunleavy (Washington Examiner).
1. Duke (21-2)
Clearly the best resume. Only other two-loss teams in country are Gonzaga and Stephen F. Austin.
2. Miami (19-3)
Clearly the hottest. Last team to beat Duke, UNC by at least 20 in same season was Maryland 1974-75.
3. Indiana (21-3)
Oladipo did great work at Ohio State, but comparing him to Michael Jordan – as Vitale did earlier in week – is silly.
4. Michigan (21-3)
In deep Big Ten, the hits just keep on coming — at Michigan St. on Tuesday.
5. Syracuse (20-3)
In last three, Baltimore-product Fair doing a fair impersonation of ‘Melo – 55 points, 22 boards, 21-for-36 from floor.
6. Florida (19-3)
Gators host surging Kentucky on Tuesday.
7. Michigan St. (20-4)
Best team in the Big Ten? Next six games include Michigan (two), Indiana, OSU, and Wisconsin.
8. Arizona (20-3)
Valentine’s Day grind at Colorado. Buffaloes handed ranked Oregon its first home loss last week, 48-47.
9. Butler (20-4)
In two years, Bulldogs are 3-0 in Washington, D.C., winning by a combined six points.
10. Gonzaga (23-2)
Valentine’s Day date at St. Mary’s (21-4) – toughest game left in cupcake-filled WCC.
11. Kansas State (19-4)
Kansas implosion has left Wildcats in first place in Big 12.
12. New Mexico (20-4)
Only losses in Mountain West were the predictable ones – at San Diego State and at UNLV.
13. Georgetown (17-4)
Longest winning streak this year in Big East is six (Syracuse). Hoyas can match tonight vs. Marquette.
14. Ohio State (17-6)