We're entering the second half of the 2018-19 college basketball season, with the NCAA Tournament only two months away.
ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas has released today his updated college basketball rankings.
Bilas has ranked his top 68 teams in college basketball as we approach the second-to-last month of the season.
His No. 1 team: Virginia.
Remember, The Bilas Index is not a poll that bends to the prevailing wind of each result. If Tiger Woods in his prime hit a tee shot out of bounds, that wouldn't make him less than the best golfer. Similarly, a road loss at Duke hardly disqualifies Virginia as the No. 1 team. Everybody has lost and will lose again. That's basketball. Virginia has better offensive weaponry than it had with last season's overall No. 1 seed. Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome make up one of the best backcourts in the country, and De'Andre Hunter is a legit lottery pick. Virginia isn't going anywhere.
Virginia lost at Duke last weekend, but the Cavaliers have rebounded since and continue to look like a national title favorite.
Here's Bilas' full top 10:
- Michigan State
Yes, Bilas has Buffalo has one of his top 10 teams in the country.
"The Bulls might not lose again until the postseason. If there is a non-Power 5 team (other than Gonzaga) that can reach the Final Four, look no further than Buffalo," Bilas writes.
You can view his full rankings here.