Rankings over the first two months of a men's college basketball season are ever-changing. They're inherently based on a small sample size, schedules are unbalanced and one or two good weeks can completely change the perception of a team. As we get deeper into the campaign, it's easier to point to a body of work and give a clear explanation for one team over another. But for now, there's a lot of subjectivity.
Which brings us to the debate for No. 1 this week. We had already moved Houston past North Carolina, so the Tar Heels' losses at the Phil Knight Invitational weren't much of a factor in the discussion.