As each week goes by in the 2013-14 college basketball season, one thing is becoming abundantly clear.
The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee is going to have its hands full. I can’t imagine the debates that will occur in that meeting room in Indianapolis in the hours leading up to Selection Sunday. This year more than ever, deciding how to rank the best teams in America is a maddening task.
Just when Kansas appeared to be a Final Four favorite, the Jayhawks lost to Texas. Actually, check that. Bill Self’s team was smashed by the Longhorns on a night when it trailed by as many as 20 points.
Arizona dropped its first game of the season to unranked Cal and Michigan State lost to Georgetown. I know, I know. The Spartans didn’t have Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson, but still ... Georgetown?
The only two constants this season have been Syracuse and Wichita State, the only two schools who have yet to lose a game. But I’m not sure the Orange or the Shockers are that much better than the rest of the teams in the Top 10. I’m confident my colleagues and fellow voters C.J. Moore and Kerry Miller agree.
Whatever the case, the parity has made for a wildly entertaining season for college basketball fans. February and March promise to be even better.