Kentucky is the new number one team in the country according to the AP and Coaches Poll, but ESPN has a different team in the top spot of its power rankings: Indiana. The 4-0 Hoosiers, ranked third in the AP Poll and fifth in the Coaches Poll, are the best team in the land according to — you guessed it — Jeff Goodman.
“Big Blue Nation isn’t going to be happy, but the Indiana Hoosiers are more deserving of the top spot,” Goodman writes. “Remember, the preseason power rankings were based on paper. Now, the rankings change dramatically due to on-court results. Indiana’s victory in Hawaii over a top-5 Kansas team is far more impressive than Kentucky’s easy win over a Michigan State club that lost to Arizona and nearly dropped one at home Sunday night to Florida Gulf Coast.”
Goodman’s top ten:
7. North Carolina
After noticing how tan Crean was during the Armed Forces Classic in Hawaii, I was all set to photoshop him on a turkey ala Kramer from “Seinfeld,” but @Mike_Idle beat me to it: