Welcome to the newest version of the Bleacher Report Top 25.
In celebration of the fact that March is just a hair more than a month away, we decided to change up the format. In the old system, Jason King, Kerry Miller and myself would vote like we were AP voters. I can't speak for my colleagues, but the entire resume mattered.
With the new system, we're handicapping the field as if the tournament started tomorrow. I imagine my ballot as a draft board. I'm trying to pick the national champ, and my ballot reflects how I would rank each team's chances.
That's why this week a certain team in the middle of the country has shot up the charts. It's something about a center from Cameroon and a coach with nine straight Big 12 titles.
John Calipari's Wildcats are also looked upon more favorably, and we all seem to like the Florida Gators under the old format and this one.
And one other change of note: In an effort to give more attention (and reward) for making the top 10, we'll be giving those teams more ink each week than the others.
Just missed the cut in this week's poll: Providence, Oklahoma
Dropped out: Oklahoma, Ohio State, Kansas State, California