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Kentucky Wildcats, Gonzaga Bulldogs among dark-horse contenders - NCB - ESPN
Two teams to worry about
This relationship between rankings and performance cuts both ways, of course. If it's possible for a team to be ranked lower than it should be, it's also conceivable that it can be ranked higher than it should be. Here are two possible examples of this latter phenomenon:
Ohio State Buckeyes (11-3, No. 8 AP)
Coming into the season, I was sold on Ohio State. If Thad Matta could replace 2010 National Player of the Year Evan Turner and not miss a beat, I reasoned, he surely could replace Jared Sullinger and William Buford. But in their past two games against teams that can look them in the eye talent-wise (at home against Kansas and at Illinois), the Buckeyes have looked not merely tentative but downright confused on offense, like they don't know how they're supposed to score. Deshaun Thomas is a known quantity, of course, but past that things get murky very quickly. In particular I've been surprised that Aaron Craft hasn't been more assertive and effective on offense, after he closed last season with such a strong finish on that side of the ball.
Arizona Wildcats (14-0, No. 3 AP)
What a disturbing pair of home games for the Wildcats. The controversial overtime win over Colorado and the lackluster three-point victory over 8-6 Utah certainly did no favors for Arizona's reputation. Keep in mind UA entered those games already overrated, and the Wildcats' performance over those 85 minutes actually ratcheted expectations downward. Now the good news for Arizona: If Miller's team can win at Oregon on Thursday night, the schedule gives the Wildcats some breathing room where they could well pile up victories while picky observers like yours truly fret about how good this team "really" is -- in other words, a repeat of Arizona's season so far.