This college basketball season has entered with a ton of fanfare. First, Michigan State loses their first game of the season... as a #1 team. They lost to #2 Kentucky, which was understandable. Not long after, Kentucky, the newest #1 team, loses to Evansville on their home floor. Then, Stephen F. Austin beats Duke, the #1 team on November 27, on their home floor, being the first non-ACC team since St. Johns in 2000 to beat Duke in Cameron. The latest #1 team, Louisville, got beat by Texas Tech at Madison Square Garden, 70-57. Mind you, Chris Beard's squad did make the National Championship game last season. However, it is another defeat suffered by a #1 team this season.
Which begs the question: Is there a definitive no. 1 this season? Kansas seems like the closest thing to such a moniker, with their lone loss coming against Duke in their first game. Schools like Michigan and Ohio State look solid this season, but can they sustain their runs? Gonzaga has a tough slate coming up in the next eight days, with games against Arizona and North Carolina looming.
Is there a no. 1 team that is the true no. 1 team? Maybe it's Duke, who just suffered a lapse in one game. Maybe John Calipari's squad will mesh together and become a force. Who knows? In this case, watching the top team in the land go down is fun for the game.
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