17 teams in the top 25 played unranked teams today and 8 lost. The top 2 in the polls – Duke and Stanford – were impressive and are separating themselves from the rest of the nation. Stanford had an excuse ready with the loss of starter Justin Davis, but they refused to use it. Sophomore Matt Haryasz stepped in as a starter for the first time and contributed 19 points and 7 boards and some key defensive work late in the comeback win at Oregon. #3 Saint Joseph’s also took care of business, setting an Atlantic 10 single-game record for made 3 pointers with 20 in the win at Temple.
On the other hand, people have to start asking questions about 3 of college basketball’s winningest programs – UNC, Kansas, and Kentucky. The names on their uniforms have not been getting it done the last couple of weeks.