Here's my AP Top 25 ballot I'll be submitting tomorrow morning. Goodbye, Michigan and Dayton. Welcome back, North Carolina. And welcome, Toledo. Toledo? Sure, why not? The Mud Hens ... er, Rockets are 8-0 and are third in the nation in scoring (90.5 per game) and fifth in field-goal percentage (52.1 percent). They beat Boston College in Chestnut Hill (OK, that's not as impressive as originally thought), and have also defeated Robert Morris on the road and Stony Brook on a neutral floor.
Sure, there are more high-profile programs worthy of a ranking (Colorado, Missouri, Indiana, New Mexico). But I always like to reserve at least one spot for the little guys, so Toledo's in this week.
UConn jumps a spot on my ballot, from No. 11 to 10.
San Diego State