As the calendar turns from 2019 to 2020, college basketball programs across the country have an opportunity to start fresh in conference play. Some need dramatic changes more than others to make a successful run in March.
The Military Bowl from Annapolis, Maryland on December 27 will feature the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Temple Owls. This is the first meeting between these two programs. Temple had the better regular-season record (8-4), but North Carolina (6-6) had a tougher schedule and nearly stunned defending national champ Clemson.
North Carolina will take the court in Spokane, Washington on Wednesday, and what awaits the Tar Heels on the end of the cross-country trip likely won’t be another feather in Roy Williams’ cap. North Carolina is on a losing streak, has dropped out of the Top 25 and will be without star Cole Anthony. Gonzaga sits at No. 2 in the nation and looks poised to secure a statement win in front of a sellout home crowd and a national-television audience.
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.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge annually provides college basketball fans with blockbuster matchups of the top teams in the nation, and this year is no exception. The headliner for Wednesday’s action is No. 6 Ohio State and No. 7 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The undefeated Buckeyes will travel for their first true road game of the season against the 6-1 Tar Heels.
The 2019 college football regular season has flown by, and Week 14 marks the conclusion for most teams. It is also a major rivalry week, so let's finish strong.
It’s Feast Week, and there are some terrific matchups in store for college basketball fans as we head into the Thanksgiving weekend.
It’s rivalry week across the ACC, with cross-conference matchups for most of the conference’s teams. One rivalry matchup that is within the conference, however, will decide the Coastal Division and who faces Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.
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.
We are through one week of the college basketball season, and many of the top teams in the nation are preparing to devour some cupcakes before we get to the meat of the season. However, we did get a few answers as to who the title favorites are after the first week, and some musical chairs will be played within our power rankings. Let’s get to it!