It’s starting to seem like #1 teams in college football and basketball are going down with more regularity than they used to. Epidemic like.
Kansas wasn’t even #1 for 24 hours before they lost to Kansas State… and it was never really in doubt. How can a team be 24-1 and look pretty dominant, then all of a sudden get the #1 ranking and lose? Duke and Ohio State also went down this year. Logic tells you Texas will probably be the next #1, which puts them on the clock to lose, if they don’t lose before they even get to #1.
Without checking, my memory tells me that a vast majority of #1 teams lose on the road. Duke, Ohio State and Kansas all lost on the road. Why? The home team gets more pumped to protect their house, the home crowd pushes the players through tough stretches and keeps them motivated when they might get tired otherwise…..and those giant heads, forget about it.
Yep being #1 can be treacherous…..watch out #2, you’re next.