The Kansas Jayhawks are the No. 1 team in the nation and deservedly so. They're 10-0 with wins over three ranked teams, and have the size, skill, and coaching to make a lot of noise in March.
But ESPN seems to think that the Kansas basketball team is going to face some significant bumps in the road.
According to the latest ESPN College Basketball Power Index, the Jayhawks are now projected to finish with 24.4 wins and 6.6 losses - which would only give them the 15th-best record in the NCAA at the end of the regular season.
While those numbers still project Kansas as the No. 1 team in the Big 12, they are only marginally better than Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are projected to have 24.3 wins and 6.7 losses.
Suffice it to say, Kansas' upcoming game against Texas Tech in February will go an extremely long way in determining if ESPN's Power Index has got it right.
The Jayhawks will begin their conference schedule in January and are predicted to go 12.4-5.6 in the 18 conference games.
Kansas play at No. 18 Arizona State tonight on ESPN2.