There is one notion surrounding this college basketball season that we can't seem to wrap our minds around: the NCAA Tournament will be as wide open as ever because there is no one or two dominant teams that have separated themselves from the rest of the pool.
Pundits and analysts have forced this narrative down the gullet of fans despite it being far from the truth.
Just because there's no unstoppable machine, doesn't mean that college basketball isn't top-heavy. As far as we're concerned, Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga, and San Diego State are far and away the best teams in the country.
Why else do you think the top-four has remain unchanged for so long in the weekly rankings?
Though we still have less than a month until we are staring at a bracket, it can confidently be stated that those four squads will be the four No. 1 seeds. In case you were wondering, we'd still feel this way even if Baylor managed not to fall to Kansas at home on Saturday.
Prior to this week, you could make a case to throw Duke into that group, but the Blue Devils are fresh off getting spanked by 22 points on the road against a middling NC State team.
As for Dayton: Obi Toppin has the Flyers poised for another deep run in March, but their strength of schedule is suspect at best, and they lost to the two best teams they've faced in Kansas and Colorado.
After Duke and Dayton, there's a jumbled crapshoot of Maryland, Florida State, Louisville, Kentucky, and (maybe) Auburn. Thanks, but no thanks.
College basketball is as top-heavy as its ever been. Don't let the media trick you into thinking otherwise.