The Washington Times - December 28, 2009, 09:14AM

This was a week to make a few corrections on my AP basketball ballot.

Good thing, too, because I’ve only got it for another week.

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There’s a lot of lousy things about the clock ticking on gainful employment. Very low on the list, but worth mentioning anyway, is that the AP has this pesky rule a voter has to have an actual job to continue to send in a valid ballot every week.

(Hope everyone has their dry humor detectors working this week. This is only the start of what could be an especially subtle-yet-snarky farewell. And, no, I don’t blame the AP one bit for its policy.)

However, I still retain a ballot for the moment. And, yes, it will be published here just like always.

Starting now:

1. Kansas (11-0)
2. Texas (11-0)
3. Kentucky (13-0)
4. Purdue (11-0)
5. Syracuse (12-0)
6. West Virginia (9-0)
7. Duke (9-1)
8. Villanova (11-1)
9. Kansas State (11-1)
10. North Carolina (9-3)
11. Connecticut (9-2)
12. Ohio State (10-2)
13. Michigan State (9-3)
14. Mississippi (10-2)
15. Georgetown (9-1)
16. Wisconsin (10-2)
17. Washington (9-2)
18. Temple (9-2)
19. Clemson (11-2)
20. Texas Tech (10-1)
21. Dayton (9-2)
22. Wake Forest (8-2)
23. Gonzaga (8-3)
24. Texas A&M (9-3)
25. UAB (11-1)

26. New Mexico (12-1)
27. Tennessee (9-2)
28. Northwestern (9-1)
29. Florida State (11-2)
30. Oklahoma State (10-1)
31. Brigham Young (12-1)
32. Miami (12-1)
33. Baylor (8-1)
34. Memphis (8-2)
35. UNLV (12-2)
36. Northern Iowa (9-1)
37. Rhode Island (9-1)
38. Minnesota (9-3)
39. Wichita State (11-1)
40. Seton Hall (8-2)
41. Notre Dame (11-2)
42. Mississippi State (10-2)
43. Southern California (8-4)
44. Virginia Tech (10-1)
45. Florida (8-3)

Patrick Stevens