Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Still 3 Undefeated

With Duke beating #14 NC State, Florida handily abusing Savannah State, and Pittsburgh taking out Rutgers, there remain three undefeated teams in college basketball.

Duke has been the most impressive so far, with their total domination of then #2 Texas, and with their win tonight, they have beaten 6 teams that were ranked when they played them. Florida is the class of the SEC and they are playing very well on both sides of the ball. Pittsburgh has been the least impressive, as they've had the easiest schedule (their best win was against a young Louisville team), but they are still 14-0, have a tough, well-coached team, and have good depth.

Tough games up ahead for the 3 undefeated teams:

Duke - 1/26 rematch with Va. Tech, 2/1 @ #21 BC
Florida - 1/21 @ Tennessee
Pittsburgh - 1/23 vs. #20 Syracuse, 1/31 @ #3 Connecticut

Pittsburgh has the toughest schedule of the three, and I really can't see them being undefeated after the UConn game. For Duke and Florida, however, things look very good. Duke does not play a team that is currently ranked in the top 20, and Florida does not play a team the rest of the year that is ranked right now.

Should be very interesting to see how long these teams can keep it up.