At this point in the college basketball season, the top teams are pretty well established and identified as potential top seeds for the postseason NCAA tournament in March. The polls are fairly good indicators of this consensus, as they generally have the same few teams pegged in the top spots.
According to a combination of the AP and USA Today polls and RPI rankings, the best teams to this point have been Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova and Syracuse. Closely following include Michigan State, Duke, West Virginia, Purdue, Georgetown and Kansas State.
Beyond these top 10, however, it's considerably more difficult to say which teams can best compete with the best competition. Here are a few teams to watch out for in the coming month.