I'm starting up NCAAM Power Rankings, but I'm just doing Top 10 right now and see how it turns out. I'm trying to be as unbiased as possible. Tell me how I do:
1) Memphis (Actual Ranking:1)- Memphis has been on a roll and remains the only undefeated team left in the nation.
2) Tennessee (AR:4)- On a 6 game winning streak and coming off of a 22 point win, it can't get much better for the Vols.
3) Duke (AR:2)- They are #2 with only one loss (which was early on in overtime against Pitt), but they were in a close one with Maryland in their latest game. They need to make sure those kind of teams aren't staying in games in the 2nd half.
4) UNC (AR:5)- They have been in close ones and OT's against unranked ACC teams without Ty Lawson, but they proved they can still win without him, and a lot of the other Top 10 teams lost, moving them up to #4.
5) Kansas (AR:3)- They just lost by 3 to Texas, but they are still doing good and deserve to be Top 5 material.
6) Butler (AR:9)- They are on a decent winning streak, and with only 2 losses, it's good to be a Bulldog.
7) UCLA (AR:6)- They had a 6 game streak snapped by a 10 point defeat, so they aren't as high as they would be on this list.
8) Stanford (AR:7)- It's hard to fill out these last few spots, but I'm putting Stanford at #8. They would be higher if they were on a 8-game winning streak, but that was denied when they missed 3 3-pointers with less than 15 seconds left to lose to ASU.
9) Georgetown (AR:8)- They won 7 of their last 8, but they are at #9 because of that loss to Louisville.
10) Drake (AR:14)- They did just lose, but they are my surprise pick because of this: they only have 2 losses and were on a 21 game winning streak.