Boston College: Although it’s not saying much, the Eagles might have the second-best profile in the ACC, behind Duke.
St. John’s: The Red Storm are in sole possession of first-place in the Big East, including wins over West Virginia and Georgetown.
Syracuse: Sure, they haven’t played a true road game yet, but 15-0 is 15-0. The Orange have passed every test so far.
Cincinnati: Probably the least proven unbeaten team left, the Bearcats have the Crosstown Shootout and then Villanova.
Purdue: No Robbie Hummel, no problem. The Boilermakers might not be pretty, but they continue to win ball games.
Iowa State: The Cyclones don’t have a ton of impressive wins, but going on the road and beating Virginia was solid.
Texas A&M: A two-point loss to Boston College back in November is the only thing keeping this team from an undefeated record.
Washington: The Huskies are poised to run away with the Pac-10 after their sweep of USC and UCLA on the road last week.
Kentucky: The Wildcats head into conference play as the favorite. Not as talented as last year, but could be a better all-around team.
UCF: The Golden Knights aren’t going away anytime soon. They should be 18-0 before playing Memphis in late January.
Wichita State: The Shockers struggled in Maui to start the season, but they have only lost to San Diego State since returning.
Gonzaga: The Bulldogs are getting hot at the right time. They have won six in a row, including wins over Baylor, Xavier and Oklahoma State.
Connecticut: Everyone knew the Huskies weren’t a top-five team, and losses to Pittsburgh and Notre Dame prove that.
Florida State: The Seminoles had a shot to prove themselves as the second-best team in the ACC, but they went out and lost to Auburn.
Virginia: Sunday’s win over LSU notwithstanding, the Cavaliers are struggling, with losses to Seattle and Iowa State at home.
Georgetown: The Hoyas have suffered two losses in three games, to Notre Dame and St. John’s on the road. Not the Big East favorite.
West Virginia: The Mountaineers have been struggling lately, with back-to-back losses to St. John’s and Marquette before beating DePaul.
Minnesota: This isn’t about the Gophers barely beating Indiana Tuesday; the loss of Devoe Joseph will hurt them as the season progresses.
Northwestern: This might be the year the Wildcats get to the NCAA Tournament after all; have lost three of last four.
Baylor: The Bears have won two in a row, but look closely at the at-large resume; there’s not much to hang their hat on.
Arizona: The Wildcats are now back with the rest of the pack in the Pac-10 after a disappointing loss to Oregon State.
Tennessee: What happened to the Volunteers? They need to straighten things out without Bruce Pearl at the helm in SEC play.
New Mexico: The Lobos are clearly behind the top three teams in the Mountain West; they have a lot of work to do.
Memphis: According to kenpom.com, the Tigers are only the fifth-most likely team to win Conference-USA. Sounds weird to say.
Richmond: After Bucknell beat them on a Christian Laettner-esque play, the Spiders now will have a bad loss bringing them down.