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    • College basketball rankings: Kansas new No. 1, Nova No. 2 in Top 25 (and 1)
      CBS Sports

      College basketball rankings: Kansas new No. 1, Nova No. 2 in Top 25 (and 1)

      Gonzaga’s shocking loss late Saturday at home to BYU means the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) now has a new No. 1 team. And that new No. 1 team is … Kansas. The Jayhawks are a deserving No. 1, if only because they own a three-game lead in what KenPom has labeled as college basketball’s toughest conference. They’ve beaten the projected SEC champs (Kentucky), the preseason No. 1 (Duke) and four other schools (Baylor, West Virginia, Iowa State, Oklahoma State) that are also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). They’re 26-3, on a six-game winning streak and headed for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year. Kansas is one of five Big 12 teams in the Top 25 (and one). The complete

    • Tipsheet: NCAA putting Ole Miss football in its place
      St. Louis Post-Dispatch

      Tipsheet: NCAA putting Ole Miss football in its place

      When Ole Miss suddenly began signing one four-star football player after another, SEC observers clucked their tongues. Alabama doesn't lose players to Ole Miss. It just doesn't. The Rebels are historically second-tier competitors in America's most powerful football conference. They need to know their place. And under coach Huge Freeze the Rebels were signing one blue-chip player after another? Hmmmm . . . we all know how this is possible. Unusual recruiting success invariably invites NCAA scrutiny, thanks to prodding from rival coaches. Investigators usually find something when they explore unusual recruiting success, given the vast scope of NCAA rules. One way or another, the NCAA usually puts

    • THB Staff Picks: ACC Basketball Week of 2/27/17
      Tar Heel Blog

      THB Staff Picks: ACC Basketball Week of 2/27/17

      This past week, North Carolina defeated Louisville by 11 points and blew out Pitt by almost 20 to win their last four games in a row. Duke also lost to Syracuse and Miami, allowing UNC to clinch the no. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament. Louisville, Florida State, Notre Dame, and Duke will compete for the remaining top seeds, with the first three all sitting at 11-5, while the Blue Devils are at 10-6. The Tar Heels head into the final week of the season with a 13-3 record. They must win one of their games in order to be declared the ACC winner. Losing both games will open them up for the possibility of having to share the regular season title with another team. UNC will face Virginia on the road later