North Carolina coach Roy Williams was frustrated during a good portion of the Tar Heels' nonconference schedule.
As I wrote in this space a while back, I’m one of the 65 voters for the Associated Press men’s basketball poll. I posted my preseason ballot back in October, and wrote then that I’d be posting my ballot each week. But I haven’t been doing that, mainly because games in November and December are basically tune-ups for the start of conference play.
But as North Carolina coach Roy Williams put it recently, “big-time basketball” is here. In other words, the start of conference play is upon us. And so for the rest of the season, starting now, I’ll post my top 25 each week. Look for it either late Sunday night or sometime on Monday.
So here goes … the top 25 teams in the nation, as I see them right now, followed by some thoughts: