Updated: Nov 27, 2006, 2:40 PM

Vote: Should Ohio State be No. 1?

 Butler Bulldogs
A.J. Graves and Butler enjoyed an early-season Cinderella run in winning the NIT Season Tip-Off.
When defending national champion Florida fell on Saturday night in Las Vegas to Kansas, we knew there would be a new No. 1. Because UCLA won the Maui Invitational, and Ohio State and Pittsburgh continued their unbeaten starts, there was a question as to which team would appear atop the polls this week.

The Buckeyes edged out the Bruins for top honors in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll this week, despite fewer first-place votes. Ohio State has yet to play a high-quality opponent and is still awaiting the debut of prize recruit Greg Oden. So, should the Buckeyes be ranked No. 1?

In addition, Butler debuted at No. 18 this week after posting victories over Tennessee and Gonzaga to win the NIT Season Tip-Off in Madison Square Garden. The Bulldogs are 7-0 and also own victories over Notre Dame and Indiana. Would a "brand name" program be ranked higher with such early victories on its resume?

We want your answers, SportsNation. Sound off on the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll and compare your thoughts with the rest of the 'Nation.


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