Being No. 1 in October no guarantee of NCAA crown

“We’re No. 1,” the cries echo from Blooming­ton with each new college basketball projection.

Louisville and Kentucky might get a cover story here and there, but most publications project the Hoosiers as the best college basketball team in the land.

USA Today, Sporting News, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo all have tapped Indiana as the top dog.

Sure, that sounds good in October, as a packed Assembly Hall testified at Hoosier Hysteria, but history is not always kind to the team that starts at the top.

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