Top 10 Teams in College Basketball According to Doug Gottlieb (January 1st) (Full Video Segment Below)
10. Kentucky (9-3): "I like Kentucky. They're a young team who seems to be getting better. Their older players like Nick Richards are really playing well, and when he got in foul trouble it really changed the game versus Louisville. Tyrese Maxey is their only real 'go get a bucket' guy, but he's pretty good and is only going to get better."
9. Auburn (12-0): "Auburn hasn't played anybody but does have veterans like Danjel Purifoy and Austin Wiley, and kind of that quirky style."
8. Baylor (9-1): "Tristan Clark has to be healthy, but even without him in the starting lineup they have plenty of weaponry. We will find out if they're legit when they play at Texas Tech and at Kansas upcoming in Big 12 play."
7. Louisville (11-2): "They just lost to Kentucky but don't forget Lamarr Kimble, a transfer point guard, hurt his knee in that game that went to overtime. If Kimble and David Johnson come along I think Louisville could win a National Championship."
6. Oregon (11-2): "I love this Oregon team who just won a close one on the road versus Michigan. They are starting to get fully healthy and the Puerto Rican Chris Duarte can really shoot and gives them some versatility with a big who can shoot the 3." (Ranking was made before Oregon lost on the road to Colorado on January 2nd)
5. Butler (12-1): "Butler is the best team in the Big East. Kamar Baldwin can really score and they can absolutely defend. It's a very versatile lineup, and look at how many high majors they've already beaten."
4. Duke (11-1): "Little bit high, I know, especially for a team who doesn't shoot that well, and they lost at home to Stephen F. Austin. But if you have a Tre Jones, who has the veteran experience, and Vernon Carey? I have Duke at four."
3. Kansas (10-2): "Not a great shooting team but they're awesome at point guard, have a unique weapon at center in Udoka Azubuike, and have Bill Self. They are the favorite to win the Big 12."
2. Gonzaga (13-1): "Everyone else has them at number one but I have them at number two. This team is loaded."
1. San Diego State (13-0): "Montezuma is having his revenge! They have wins over Utah, Iowa, Creighton, and road wins at Colorado State and BYU. San Diego State is legit and I have them at number one."