The college basketball world has seen a lot of action this week, from No. 2 Duke’s crazy comeback against No. 16 Louisville to No. 24 Maryland’s second half blowout of No. 12 Purdue. We’re still a little more than a month away from Selection Sunday, but the postseason picture is starting to look a little clearer.
ESPN has updated its college basketball power rankings heading into the middle of the month. Duke, unsurprisingly, is coming in at No. 1.
The Blue Devils, following their crazy road victory at Louisville, are really looking like the clear team to beat come March.
“If Duke stumbles again or Tennessee beats Kentucky twice in the next six games, we could revisit the debate. But right now, it’s hard to come up with an argument (besides record) to put the Volunteers ahead of the Blue Devils based on the overall body of work,” ESPN writes.
Other teams and their fans will take issue with that, probably, but Duke appears to have a potential level that no one else can reach. We’ll see if that holds true come March.
For now, here are ESPN’s top 10 teams:
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
The NCAA Tournament can’t get here soon enough.