Last week, the final three unbeaten teams in the nation all fell. Michigan, Duke, and Arizona. With the losses, we won’t have an unbeaten champion yet again. Will college basketball ever have another unbeaten champion?
Ricky: I don’t know if we will ever see another undefeated team in college basketball. Whenever I think of undefeated college basketball teams, I think back to the 2004-05 Illinois Fighting Illini. They started the season 29-0 before losing and some believed they were the best team that year. However, they lost in their 30th game to Ohio State on a last second 3-pointer. Bottom line, anything came happen in college basketball and the season is just too long.
George: Parity and the length of schedule will prevent us from having an unbeaten team. Teams will flirt with the possibility, though upsets and anything can happen on any given night in college basketball. Chances are very slim for us to have another unbeaten squad.
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