This past week, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike that college basketball is in the "best place it's ever been" because of the parity in the game.
This coming from the coach of the No. 1 team in the country.
Boeheim is no fool. Even with an undefeated team, he knows that the Orange are not that far ahead of the pack.
If the tournament started today—and that's how we base these power rankings—the Orange would be the title favorite, but not by much.
In fact, I'm about ready to lean toward Florida. When I started filling out my ballot this week, I strongly considered going with Florida ahead of Syracuse as my pick to win the title.
In the end, I stuck with Syracuse. But to speak to how hard it is to come to a consensus, the Orange at No. 1 was the only slot where all three voters (Jason King, Kerry Miller and myself) agreed.
Parity is good for the game, especially if you like debate.