College basketball’s AP poll rankings need a voting overhaul

College basketball needs to rethink its rankings.

If you followed CBS Sports’s now-defunct weekly “Poll Attacks” column by Gary Parrish over the years, you know that the journalists voting in the men’s AP top 25 poll make some rather baffling rankings decisions. One such “attack” pointed out a voter who moved Michigan State up in his ballot from the previous week while the Spartans were on a three-game losing streak. Another noted a voter had put Texas Tech seven spots behind a Northwestern team it had beaten by 36 that week. Parrish retired the column because, in his words, he “felt like [he] was writing about the same careless people/mistakes every week.”

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