With the release of the AP Top 25 Poll for the final week of the regular season, KU basketball tops the list. Can they keep it going by the time the tournament rolls around?
Kansas has been rolling lately. While recently they have not been able to break their ranking at number three for a couple weeks, they finally broke the barrier when Gonzaga and Villanova both dropped home games against BYU and Butler, respectively.
Even though they top the poll currently, there are still a few games to play until the madness starts. This includes a matchup with 21st Oklahoma State and conference tournaments next week in Kansas City.
So, with the remaining game on the schedule and the Big 12 Tournament looming, can Kansas hold on to its projected number one seed? They definitely are locked in for a number one seed in my opinion.
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Will they be able to hold on to the number one overall seed that Joe Lunardi currently projects? That might be the tougher question to answer.
If they lose at Gallagher-IBA Arena, it would still be a realistic scenario.
The Jayhawks could also win the last game of the season and the games in the conference tourney and keep the projected number one overall seed. While that would be a very appealing situation, the Jayhawks always seem to struggle on the road against the Cowboys.
The fact is that whatever happens to Villanova and Gonzaga over the next week will be implications as well to Kansas securing a number one overall seed. Even though getting a number one seed in the tournament seems most likely for the Kansas Jayhawks, they seem to squander it every time since the 2008 season.
It is a trend for KU Basketball, but now I am starting to jump on board for this team to finally buck that trend.