Wichita State: 30-0 overall, 2-0 vs. RPI Top 50, 10-0 vs. RPI Top 100, RPI: 7, BPI: 4, KP: 6, JS: 16
Team A: 25-5 overall, 4-3 vs. RPI Top 50, 11-5 vs. RPI Top 100, RPI: 10, BPI: 8, KP: 2, JS: 7
Team B: 22-7 overall, 12-7 vs. RPI Top 50, 17-7 vs. RPI Top 100, RPI: 3, BPI: 3, KP: 9, JS: 4
Team C: 26-3 overall, 4-3 vs. RPI Top 50, 14-3 vs. RPI Top 100, RPI: 4, BPI: 7, KP: 8, JS: 3
There's no point in even trying to conceal Wichita State's identity, but do the Shockers have a better resume than these other three teams?
As a spoiler, none of these mystery teams is Florida or Arizona, and I think we can all agree that both the Gators and Wildcats have pretty much clinched a No. 1 seed. Thus, these are the primary teams fighting for the final two spots on the top line.
We can probably immediately rule out Team A. Certainly a strong profile, but not nearly enough quality wins to make up for the five losses. The Virginia Cavaliers have had an incredible season and could absolutely still play their way into a No. 1 seed by winning the ACC conference tournament, but they are a No. 2 seed for the time being.
Team B has nearly twice as many RPI Top 100 wins as Wichita State and six times as many RPI Top 50 wins. The seven losses might be too much to stomach for a No. 1 seed, but the Kansas Jayhawks rank in the top four of three of the computer rating systems evaluated. And, on the bright side, at least all of their losses were to teams in the RPI Top 50.
When you play 19 games against that collection of teams, you're bound to lose a few. Kudos to Wichita State for getting up to play its two games against the RPI Top 50, but Kansas has literally played 66 percent of its games against tournament-caliber opponents. If it wasn't for the Jayhawks' two conference games against TCU, they would have only played one team all season outside the RPI Top 120.
Is an undefeated record really enough to keep the Shockers in front of a seven-loss team that is pretty clearly better than they are?
In my opinion, though, Team C is the really intriguing one. They have three losses, but are undefeated against teams outside the RPI Top 10. Of their 14 RPI Top 100 wins, 12 have come against the RPI Top 75, and seven have come away from home.
And yet when is the last time you heard Villanova mentioned in the No. 1 seed debate? The Wildcats were certainly embarrassed in their losses to Creighton, but I'm not sure how one goes about arguing that they aren't one of the four best teams in the country.
Should they close out the season with wins over Xavier and Georgetown to improve to 16-3 vs. RPI Top 100, would that be enough to vault the Wildcats past an undefeated Wichita State?
That's just one of the multitude of story lines to keep an eye on as we head into Championship Week.
Kerry Miller covers college basketball for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @kerrancejames.