College basketball rankings: Kansas is No. 1 in Top 25 And 1 because its resume is better than Gonzaga's

I have no problem with those voting Gonzaga No. 1; it's perfectly sensible. But it should be noted that Kansas started the season higher than the Zags and currently has a better resume than the Zags.

That's why I have KU above the Zags.

Kansas, which was No. 1 in the preseason AP poll, currently owns neutral-court wins over the teams ranked No. 9 (Michigan State), No. 13 (Tennessee) and No. 29 (Marquette) at KenPom whereas Gonzaga's second-best win is over the team ranked No. 31 (Creighton) -- and its third-best win is over the team ranked 47th (Arizona). Yes, I realize Gonzaga's win over Creighton came on the road. And that's super-impressive. But I still think the Jayhawks have the better resume. So if you're wondering why I have them No. 1 in Monday morning's updated Top 25 And 1, I just gave you the reason. And, no, I don't care that Kansas went to overtime this weekend with a Stanford team that's now 4-4 because I also didn't care two weeks ago when Gonzaga was in a single-digit game in the final 20 seconds with an Illinois team that's now 2-6.

Simply put, in basketball, those things sometimes happen.

For my purposes, wins are wins.

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1 Kansas Dedric Lawson finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds in Saturday's OT win over Stanford. The Jayhawks own victories over Tennessee, Michigan State and Marquette. --8-0
2 Gonzaga Gonzaga's resume features three wins over top-50 KenPom teams. Mark Few's team is 8-0 for the second time in a three-year span. --9-1
3 Duke RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish and Zion Williamson combined for 66 points in Saturday's win over Stetson. The Blue Devils' lone loss is a two-point loss to Gonzaga on a neutral court. --9-1
4 Tennessee The Vols' lone loss is a neutral-court loss to Kansas in overtime. Grant Williams is averaging a team-high 20.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the reigning SEC champs. --7-1
5 Nevada Nevada's win at USC on Saturday provides the Wolf Pack with two double-digit road victories over top-75 KenPom teams. Caleb Martin is averaging a team-high 19.9 points and shooting 38.8 percent from 3-point range. --10-0
6 Virginia The Cavaliers are 7-0 for the third consecutive season. De'Andre Hunter is averaging a team-high 16.6 points and 6.1 rebounds. --9-0
7 Michigan The Wolverines made 13 of 26 3-point attempts in Saturday's blowout of Purdue. Jordan Poole took five, made five and finished with a game-high 21 points. --10-0
8 Kentucky The Wildcats trailed at the break Saturday before rallying to beat UNC Greensboro. Reid Travis finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds. --7-2
9 Auburn Anfernee McLemore and Bryce Brown combined for 38 points in Wednesday's win over Saint Peter's. The Tigers' lone loss is a single-digit loss to Duke. --8-1
10 Michigan St. Cassius Winston finished with 22 points and six assists in Friday's win over Rutgers. The Spartans are 1-0 in the Big Ten heading into Monday's game with Iowa. --8-2
11 N. Carolina The Tar Heels are 1-2 in their past three games. Two of their next three games are against Gonzaga and Kentucky. --7-2
12 Texas Tech The Red Raiders rallied Saturday to overcome a double-digit deficit and beat Memphis. Chris Beard is now 31-2 all-time at Texas Tech against sub-75 KenPom teams. --9-0
13 Florida St. The Seminoles own three wins over teams currently ranked in the top 50 at KenPom. They've done this without last season's leading scorer, Phil Cofer, who remains sidelined with a foot injury. --8-1
14 Va. Tech The Hokies shot 57.1 percent from the field in Saturday's win over Central Connecticut State. Ahmed Hill had a game-high 24 points. --8-1
15 Kansas St. The Wildcats missed 16 of 22 3-point attempts in Saturday's loss at Marquette. Their next three games are against sub-100 KenPom teams. --6-2
16 Maryland Bruno Fernando finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's win over Penn State. Maryland's lone loss is a single-digit loss to Virginia. --9-2
17 Wisconsin The Badgers' lone loss is a neutral-court loss by single digits to Virginia. Ethan Happ is averaging 17.4 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. --9-2
18 Ohio St. OSU shot 41.2 percent from 3-point range in Sunday's win over Minnesota. Kaleb Wesson scored 15 points and is now averaging 14.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. --8-1
19 Purdue The Boilermakers' three losses have all come to teams ranked ahead of them in the Top 25 And 1 - specifically Michigan, Florida State and Virginia Tech. Carsen Edwards is averaging 24.4 points. --6-4
20 Creighton The Bluejays led Gonzaga through 29 minutes Saturday before ultimately losing by double-digits. Creighton made 14 3-pointers in the loss. --6-3
21 Iowa The Hawkeyes missed 18 of 24 3-point attempts in Friday's loss to Wisconsin. Next up is Monday's game at Michigan State. --7-2
22 Nebraska The Huskers' lone loss is a neutral-court loss to Texas Tech. This week's games are against Minnesota and Creighton. --8-2
23 Arizona St. The Sun Devils have won 20 consecutive non-league games. They'll play Nevada on Friday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. --7-1
24 Miss. State The Bulldogs overcame a double-digit deficit Friday to win at Dayton. Their lone loss is a neutral-court loss by single-digits to Arizona State. --8-1
25 Texas The Longhorns missed 22 of 27 3-point attempts in Friday's loss to Radford. Texas will take a two-game losing streak into Wednesday's game with VCU. --6-3
26 Buffalo Nick Perkins finished with 22 points and five rebounds off the bench in Saturday's win over San Francisco. The Bulls are 7-0 for the first time since the 1930-31 season. --9-0
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