Joe Lunardi ranks the top 100 teams along his preseason S curve, looking at where every current NCAA tournament contender stands with regard to its seeding. Includes analysis of potential No. 1 seeds, Final Four sleepers and teams on the bubble.
Joe Lunardi has a new Bracketology as of Jan. 3, and in this blog entry, he goes into deeper detail about the various RPI possibilities, impact games, and more. It's a must-read complement to the mock bracket.
Pittsburgh won for the first time as the No. 1 team in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, while undefeated Wake Forest's first win over North Carolina in four years pushed the Demon Deacons to No. 3 in the Top 25 rankings released Monday.
DeJuan Blair took control inside with 21 points and 16 rebounds, Sam Young and Tyrell Biggs scored 14 points each and No. 3 Pittsburgh came out strong in each half to stay undefeated with a 79-66 victory over Siena on Wednesday night.
Pittsburgh is still undefeated -- barely. Justin Dentmon's runner in the lane as the buzzer sounded was disallowed after a lengthy review, and the 12th-ranked Panthers held off Washington 75-74 on Saturday.
Alando Tucker had 32 points and 10 rebounds and Brian Butch added a career-high 27 points and had 11 rebounds as No. 7 Wisconsin beat No. 2 Pittsburgh 89-75 on Saturday, snapping the Panthers' 21-game nonconference winning streak.