Updated: March 10, 2015, 12:10 PM ET

ESPN.com Power Rankings: March 10


Take a good look, because the madness is about to ensue.

There's been some shuffling at the top of the rankings as Virginia's loss to Louisville allowed Duke to call itself the No. 2 team in the nation.

As teams prepare for conference tournaments, and others already have their tickets to the NCAA tournament punched, things are about to get very interesting.

Voters: Eamonn Brennan (ESPN.com), C.L. Brown (ESPN), Sean Farnham (ESPN), John Gasaway (ESPN Insider), Jeff Goodman (ESPN Insider), Seth Greenberg (ESPN analyst), Andy Katz (ESPN.com), Joe Lunardi (ESPN), Myron Medcalf (ESPN.com), Dana O'Neil (ESPN.com)

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1 Kentucky31-0
If the rest of the SEC couldn't stop the Wildcats in the regular season, why are we supposed to think someone will beat them in the conference tournament?
2 Duke28-3
Jahlil Okafor is the first frosh to be named ACC player of the year. That he was the league's top player isn't surprising. That he's the first freshman to win it is.
3 Virginia28-2
What's up with the slow starts? For the second straight game, the Cavs struggled out of the gate. Not a good trend heading into tournament time.
4 Villanova29-2
With a 12-game winning streak heading into the Big East tournament, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament is there for the taking for the Wildcats.
5 Wisconsin28-3
Has a team ever worked harder to play in a region farther from home? The Badgers are happy to travel anywhere but that Midwest Region that would also feature No. 1 Kentucky.
6 Arizona28-3
Bill Walton wonders why there is no big love for the Pac-12 champions. Walton can go off on wild, unreasoned and wonderful tangents, but this time he might have a point.
7 Gonzaga31-2
Kyle Wiltjer won a title with Kentucky before transferring to Gonzaga and says these Zags have similar qualities to that 2012 Kentucky championship team.
8 Kansas24-7
Suddenly the Jayhawks are filled with question marks and that could put their hopes of a No. 2 seed in jeopardy.
9 Notre Dame26-5
Conventional wisdom says guard play is a key in March. If that's true, the Irish are in good hands with Jerian Grant.
10 Maryland26-5
Coming off back-to-back road wins, earlier road struggles appear to be over and the Terps now look to win the Big Ten tournament in their first season in the league.
11 Northern Iowa30-3
Northern Iowa won the Missouri Valley tournament and now just waits to see what seed it gets and who it will play in the NCAA tournament.
12 Iowa State22-8
The good news? The Cyclones can score and rank ninth in the nation with 79.3 points per game. Bad news? They are 265th in points allowed at 69.6 per game.
13 Oklahoma21-9
So which is the real Oklahoma? The one that just beat Kansas, or the one that just lost to ISU and also lost to K-State twice?
14 Baylor23-8
Rico Gathers might not be a national name, but he is averaging a double-double and is a big reason the Bears are eighth nationally in rebounds per game.
14 Louisville24-7
The win over Virginia was huge for so many reasons for the Cardinals. Now can they build on that in the ACC tournament?
16 Wichita St28-4
It was a shocker (get it?) in the MVC semis, but the loss won't hurt Wichita State too badly come tournament seeding time.
17 Utah23-7
Seems simple: Stop people from scoring (Utah ranks 11th in points allowed) and make your shots (the Utes are ninth in field goal percentage) and you win a lot of games.
18 West Virginia23-8
The job Bob Huggins has done with the Mountaineers hasn't gone unnoticed. He was named the Big 12 coach of the year, making him the first WVU coach in 33 years to win the honor.
19 North Carolina21-10
A stat that bothers UNC fans: the Tar Heels are 3-10 over the past 13 games against Duke, including losing five of the past six.
20 SMU24-6
The Mustangs won the American Athletic Conference regular-season title with a win over Tulsa. It's SMU's first conference title since 1993.
21 Butler22-9
The Bulldogs were a little inconsistent down the stretch, but hoping to build on their big win over Providence.
22 Georgetown20-9
Classy move by Hoyas to have senior Tyler Adams, who was diagnosed with a heart condition that ended his playing career after his freshman season, start and play briefly on senior day.
23 Arkansas24-7
Bobby Portis is doing a little of everything for the Hogs, averaging nearly 18 points and 9 rebounds a game.
24 Davidson23-6
The Wildcats, who were picked in the preseason to finish 12th in their first season in the league, won their first Atlantic 10 regular-season championship.
25 Providence21-10
The Friars are safely in the NCAA tournament field, but a few wins in the Big East tournament could bump their seed. They begin with St. John's, a team they've lost to twice, on Thursday.

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