Another top-ranked team suffered a loss to an unranked opponent. Following in the footsteps of Kentucky and Duke, the Louisville Cardinals are the third top-ranked squad to fall to a team without a number next to its name—although they are the only one in this group to lose to a Power Five team.
It’s getting colder, but the basketball action is heating up across America. Here’s what we learned in college basketball as the calendar turned from November to December.
A couple years removed from the scandal that saw the departure of Rick Pitino and the removal of championship banners, second-year head coach Chris Mack’s has the Louisville Cardinals as the favorite to win it all in March. So how did they get here?
Feast Week delivered in a huge way—in matchups and storylines. It brought upsets and big wins for multiple teams. One team went from unranked to the top five, while another team became the second top-ranked program to fall to an unranked mid-major squad in less than a month. We will sift through the carnage and bring you the 10 best teams after a full month of college hoops.
Rivalry Week is alive and well in the SEC with some good ol' fashioned grudge matches guaranteed to delight football fans and bettors alike. Join BetAmerica columnist Nick Roush as he digs into some of the top games on the menu including the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl, the Governor's Cup and the Battle Line Rivalry.
It’s Feast Week, and there are some terrific matchups in store for college basketball fans as we head into the Thanksgiving weekend.
At one point this year, some followers of the ACC jokingly predicted the Coastal Division would ultimately end up in a seven-way tie, with all teams at 4-4 in conference play. Through 12 weeks there has been some stratification, and we have three teams that have risen up for an opportunity to play against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. Two of those teams, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, will face off Saturday.
What a difference a week makes. Following Kentucky’s stunning upset defeat to Evansville last week, the Wildcats have fallen all the way out of our Power Rankings, after holding the top spot last week. In their place steps their bitter rival, Louisville, and they bring four pals from their conference in this week’s top 10. It’s still early in the season, but the ACC flavor in this week’s rankings is strong.
The game of the year in the ACC takes place Saturday afternoon. Overall it’s a sad state of affairs for the ACC in 2019. The conference has so little respect nationally that some pundits are foolishly theorizing that an undefeated Clemson team could be left out of the College Football Playoff.
A pair of Big 12 teams with playoff aspirations, Baylor and Oklahoma, will square off in Waco, while Minnesota will hope to keep its perfect season alive in Week 12.