Coming into Saturday night, there was a chance that the Syracuse Orange could still claim their number one post come Monday, despite their shocking loss to Boston College earlier this week. Should they go on the road to Cameron Indoor Stadium Saturday night and defeat the Duke Blue Devils–more than likely handily–then securing that slot would be plausible.
However, that didn’t happen as it was the Blue Devils who exacted their revenge, making it certain that Syracuse will not be the top dog come Monday morning.
So, who will be then?
That’s the dilemma facing some voters, as well as fans across the country. The two options are the current second-ranked team in the nation, the Florida Gators, who seem likeliest to make the jump following their close win over the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday.
However, on the other hand, the third-ranked Wichita State Shockers pushed their record to 29-0 on the season with an easy win over Drake. Putting their conference affiliation aside, people are beginning to see that this is a legitimate basketball team more than capable of making a return trip to the Final Four.
So, with that being said, who do you think should be awarded the top billing in the polls come Monday? Cast your vote below.