For the first time since November, North Carolina is on my AP top 25 ballot. ROBERT WILLETT
CHAPEL HILL — The latest Associated Press top 25 poll is out. Indiana is first. Duke is third. Miami, which suffered an ugly loss at Wake Forest, is fifth. North Carolina received some votes this week. They received one from me. I had the Tar Heels No. 25 on my ballot.
Here’s how I voted (with how I had each team ranked last week), followed by some thoughts:
CHAPEL HILL — And the latest AP top 25 poll came out earlier today. Indiana remained No. 1, while Miami moved up to No. 2. The Hurricanes, though, are still atop my ballot. Which brings me to the sponsor of my ballot this week: Bob Seger’s “Still the Same.” Because, for once, the top of my ballot stayed the same from last week.
First time that could be said in a while. My ballot (with where I had that team ranked last week), followed by some thoughts:
CHAPEL HILL — Another week, another different team atop my Associated Press college basketball top 25 ballot. This is now the fifth consecutive week that I’ve had a new No. 1 team – and this one might be the most surprising of all.
Which is why my ballot this week is sponsored by “Imagine,” by John Lennon. Imagine there’s no heaven, the song goes, and no country and no possessions. Imagining a world without those things might have been more realistic than imagining a couple of months ago that anyone would vote Miami No. 1 in college basketball.
Yet that’s what I’ve done. My ballot (with my ranking last week in parentheses), followed by some thoughts:
CHAPEL HILL — And a new Associated Press top 25 is out. As always, my ballot is below, followed by some thoughts. This week, my ballot is brought to you by “Still haven’t found what I’m looking for,” by U2. Because more than halfway through this college basketball season, I still feel in some ways as clueless about some of these teams as I was when the season began.
Been a difficult season to figure, what with all the parity. My top 25 this week:
CHAPEL HILL — The new Associated Press top 25 college basketball poll is out. The theme song for this week's poll: Loser, by Beck. In recognition of the fact that teams on my ballot last week combined to lose 19 times -- none more decisively than Duke at Miami.
Here's a look at how I voted this week, with some post-ballot thoughts. The second number, after the comma, is where I had that team ranked last week:
Apologies for the late posting of this, folks, but for the sake of posterity and public examination here it is: my latest AP top 25 men’s college basketball ballot. (And here's the actual poll, released yesterday).