This season I’ll be providing my own personal Top 25 poll each week during the college basketball season. My poll philosophy is ranking the teams I believe are the best twenty five best in the country following that given week’s games. These rankings tip off this week and will run until January, when then we shift our projections to "mock brackets". The complete poll is listed below. (This Poll was conducted at 11pm Tuesday  January 3rd)

1) Villanova

2) Kansas

3) Baylor

4) UCLA

5) Kentucky

6) Gonzaga

7) West Virginia

8) Duke

9) Louisville

10) Virginia

11) North Carolina

12) Xavier

13) Virginia

14) Wisconsin

15) Florida State

16) Creighton

17) Arizona

18) Oregon

19) Purdue

20) Cincinnati

21) St.Mary’s

22) Virginia Tech

23) USC

24) Minnesota

25) Butler

Six Top ten teams lose- It’s going to be tough to find a game better than the Oregon-UCLA last week. Both teams battled back and forth and the Ducks came out on top in the end. Although Oregon is ranked 18th, I would not be surprised to see the Ducks as a potential final four team this season. Duke’s loss to Virginia Tech was the most shocking of all the losses.

Is Creighton too far down after their loss to Villanova? -The Blue Jays lost to the top team in the country by ten points but fell six spots? I understand Creighton was within one possession with less than three minutes to go. But this game had Creighton as the home team. I’m interested to see if the Blue Jays can put him a similar effort on the road or on a neutral floor against the Wildcats.

Bracketology starts next week! That’s right next week we have more of a “Mock bracket” going forward. What teams will play in what regions? How will the seeding look if the tournament started tomorrow? We discuss all of that next week!