For most of the college basketball season this year, it didn't really seem like there was much separation at the top. Everyone was good but no one was really great. However, there were reasons for the fact that no one was great: some teams just aren't great and the teams that are great now weren't great yet. The great teams (Syracuse, Kansas, and Kentucky) were busy either working in new schemes or working in new players, so early in the season they weren't great, but now, with approximately one third of the season remaining, these three teams are definitely the cream of the crop.
Syracuse's 2-3 zone is absolutely beautiful to watch and their offensive execution is impressive. They have great size inside with Onuaku and Jackson, and they have a great outside shooter in Rautins. They also have steady point guard play in Triche.
Kentucky is scary good. Because of the fact that they're dealing with a new coach and a plethora of new players it has taken them a while to play up to their potential, but the game this past weekend against Arkansas shows what happens when they do play up to their potential. They have an incredible point guard in Wall, great post play with Cousins and Patterson down low, and Bledsoe is a great shooter.
Kansas is absolutely fantastic on both sides of the ball. They have a monster post presence in Aldrich and Marcus and Markieff Morris are greatly improving and can be forces offensively and defensively. Henry is becoming an offensive threat as well for the Jayhawks. And of course they have outstanding point guard play due to their leader Sherron Collins. This team is just all-around complete.
These three teams are impressive to watch and I will be shocked to see any of them miss the Final Four this year because they are all just that good.