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Morning Rumble: Bill Self rips NCAA, Big East power rankings unveiled

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Today in the Morning Rumble, Bill Self unleashes against the NCAA, UNC loses on the road, John Calipari says his team isn't very good and the second Big East power rankings have been released.

Bill Self has contained his comments the last few months despite not having McDonald's All-American Cheick Diallo due to an NCAA investigation. But after learning the results of the team's own investigation into Diallo's Our Savior New American school work, Self was finished being the nice guy as he blasted the NCAA's policy.

"The NCAA policy sucks," Self said in a conference call.

Diallo is currently in Maui with the Jayhawks but obviously he is unable to participate in any games in a bracket that won't be any slouch for Kansas.

The number one team in the nation, North Carolina, fell on the road to Northern Iowa in what was supposed to be a homecoming game for point guard Marcus Paige. Instead, the potential All-American senior was unable to play because of a broken hand.

Paige's inability to play greatly affected the Tar Heels, especially in the second half where they failed to have a go-to scorer to bail them out. They also struggled defensively with their rotations.

After Kentucky knocked off Wright State to move to 4-0, John Calipari said there are 20 teams better than Kentucky right now. While there is a lot of parity in college basketball right now, 20 teams may be a little to much.

As a matter of fact, expect the Wildcats to be number one in the AP Poll this afternoon.

One of the best moments in the first week of the college basketball season: an Ohio State fan knocking a cup out of the hands of a U-T Arlington player. Classic stuff.

Where is Brandon Ingram? How about Chase Jeter? Rob Dauster put together an excellent piece on why there is no truly dominant teams in college basketball. He says the reason is because the 2015 recruiting class is just not very good.

Our friends at Big East Coast Bias released their second power rankings on Monday with Villanova once again reeling in the top spot unanimously. Surprisingly, St. John's does not check in as the last place team; they are SIXTH in the rankings. DePaul holds the 10th overall slot with Georgetown moving down to 5th and Providence moving up to 4th. Xavier had the best week of all the teams in the conference after winning at Michigan.

The New York Post has an interesting Maui Invitational Preview that includes a strong quote from Yankuba Sima.