Nine schools are vying for the top spot
"The No. 1 debate will rage on for weeks since I fully expect a changing of the guard at the top over the next two months. I was most impressed with Michigan this past week and went with the Wolverines. But I wouldn't be against Kansas or Syracuse in the spot when the polls come out Monday. The better question will be how many teams are realistically vying for No. 1 seeds. My inner Joe Lunardi tells me that you could see this race include Michigan, Kansas, Syracuse, Duke, Louisville, Indiana, Arizona, Florida and Gonzaga. I won't be surprised at all if eight of those nine are on the top two lines in March."