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Can the Indiana Hoosiers stay at the top of the college basketball rankings for more than a week? Every top team of late has been losing in their first week at the top, and the Hoosiers will get a couple tests on the road in Big Ten play this week. Indiana must travel to Ohio State on Sunday, but they can’t overlook the Fighting Illini. Illinois has been struggling of late, but winning in Champaign has been tough for the last few years.
The Florida Gators are starting to turn some heads with their dominance of the SEC. The Gators are up to second in the college basketball rankings, and they are getting quite a few votes for the number one spot. No one in the SEC has even been much of a challenge for the Gators, but Arkansas will look to change that on Tuesday night. Let’s take a look at this SEC matchup.
Way back at the beginning of the season the Texas Longhorns were the favorites in the Maui Invitational. Texas flopped in Maui, and they have never really found their groove ever since. The Longhorns would need a minor miracle to be in contention for a NCAA Tournament spot. Kansas State is 15-4 on the year, and the Wildcats are 9-1 at home. Bruce Weber’s team is 4-2 in the Big 12 Conference.
The Long Beach State 49ers went to Pittsburgh and stunned the Panthers in the non-conference season last year. They’ll travel to the Carrier Dome to try to knock off the Syracuse Orange on Thursday night. Both of these teams look a lot different than they did last year. Long Beach State isn’t the mid-major power they were a year ago, but they are still good enough to make some noise if Syracuse overlooks them.
With the Big Ten/ACC Challenge out of the way, now the Big East and the ACC take center stage. Marquette and Florida met last year in the Sweet Sixteen, and the Gators came out with a 68-58 victory. Both teams have quite a few new faces, but both are expected to be high quality teams. Let’s take a look at this big early season matchup.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is the main event this week, and there is no bigger game on the schedule than this one. Ohio State travels to Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils among the Cameron Crazies. It’s number four in the nation against number two. Ohio State blasted Duke by 22 in Columbus last year. Can the Blue Devils get some revenge here or will Ohio State win for a second straight year?