Not at # 2, according to ESPN’s Andy Katz. He believes the Syracuse Orangemen should be at the two spot, followed by Villanova and then possibly Kentucky and/or Michigan State. Personally, I think Villanova should be at #2. Those Wildcats, along with Kansas, scare me more than any other team in the country, and I’ve never been a big believer in Jim Boeheim and Syracuse and this year is no different. But with that said, I understand the logic behind it–Syracuse throttled Georgetown earlier this week and Georgetown throttled Duke (another poseur of a squad, if you ask me) yesterday. AP/USA Today voters are big fans of the transitive property when it comes time to cast their votes, so look for the Orange to be your #2 team come Monday.
On a totally unrelated but hilarious note: USC’s Kevin O’Neill fired his team manager after their game against Oregon, in which the manager was called for a technical foul that led to a 12-0 Ducks run and eventual victory, 67-57. Said manager was fired immediately after the game. O’Neill announced it in his post-game press conference.