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Blake Griffin has been named AP’s college basketball Player of the Year, and in other news, grass is somehow green, the sky is a mysterious color — I think it’s called sky-blue, water is, for some reason, wet and the sun rises in the east. The AP described Griffin’s winning margin as “runaway,” which is fitting considering the Oklahoma forward received 66 of the 71 first place votes. As a comparison, North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough and Pitt’s DeJuan Blair both received two.

I’m not sure who got the final first place vote; although, Ty Lawson is about the only player that could be argued here.

In other AP _______ of the Year news, Kansas coach Bill Self received AP’s award for coaching excellence. Self led his rebuilt team to the Sweet 16 a year after winning the National Championship. While the AP’s result is solid, perhaps LSU’s Trent Johnson should’ve received a closer look.