Ten burning questions for 2009-10

Every year, I ask 10 "burning" questions to start the season. This year, the questions go beyond burning, so much so that I may need to consult a physician. The 2010 queries are crucial, smoldering, blazing, scorching, blistering and ardent in nature, and they might require some sort of hazmat suit to ponder.

1. Is Kansas Carolina-like? Last season, North Carolina was the consensus No. 1 team, and despite a loss here or there during the season, I never thought that the Heels were not the best team. This year Kansas is loaded and anointed as the primary national big shot, but can it be as good this season as Carolina was last season?