RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke and Louisville have each spent time at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 mens college basketball poll only to lose quickly. The challenge now falls on Kansas to avoid the same fate.
The Jayhawks reached No. 1 in Mondays poll, marking the first time the AP poll has had five different No. 1s before New Years Day. They play once this week with their new ranking, visiting No. 18 Villanova on Saturday.
None of the previous four teams to hold the No. 1 ranking this season have won more than twice before stumbling, illustrating that this is a year with no dominant team in college basketball.