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College Basketball Weekend Recap: 10 Things to Know

Wichita State and Virginia are surging, Kentucky and others are sinking
College Basketball Weekend Recap: 10 Things to Know March 3

The first weekend in March was not a bad way to start the greatest five weeks in the college basketball season.

Wichita State wrapped up an undefeated regular season. Virginia came a little closer to winning the ACC. Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky — all preseason top five teams — looked completely out of sorts.

In other words, unpredictability reigns.

More unlikely storylines are sure to occur as conference tournaments start later this week in most of the traditional one-bid leagues.

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Wichita State wraps up undefeated regular season: Superlatives on the Shockers

Cleanthony Early and his teammates stand among giants in history
Wichita State wraps up undefeated regular season: Superlatives on the Shockers

When Wichita State reached the Final Four last season, the Shockers were a part of a trend, a team outside of the power structure reaching the final weekend of the college basketball season.

George Mason did it. VCU did it. Butler did it twice.

What the Shockers did Saturday night puts them in a company all their own. Or if Wichita State is put into a category, it stands in even more rare company than simply making a Final Four.

Four wins in two weeks is one thing. Winning 31 games in a row is another.

Weekly Tipoff: Does Wichita State deserve a No. 1 seed?

Does the Shockers' resume hold up for a top spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket?
Weekly Tipoff: Does Wichita State deserve a No. 1 seed?

Wichita State is one game away from doing something that hasn’t been done in a decade and an Missouri Valley Tournament away from doing something that hasn’t been done since Jerry Tarkanian’s heyday at UNLV.

Yet for some reason, the Shockers’ record, run to 30-0 after Tuesday’s win over Bradley, isn’t impressive enough for a handful of fans who’d rather see four other teams occupy No. 1 seeds.

What's in store for Syracuse after its first loss?

History is kind to the one-loss Orange
What's in store for Syracuse after its first loss?

The number of teams chasing perfection diminished by half Thursday night, and now one of those can relax a bit.

Wichita State now has all the attention as the lone undefeated team after Boston College shocked Syracuse on Wednesday night for the first loss of the season for the Orange.

College Basketball Key Stats of the Week

Wichita State, Syracuse and Florida continue to set impressive marks
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Syracuse and Wichita State remain undefeated. Doug McDermott scored a bunch. And Florida handled a couple of SEC teams.

On the surface, the last week was pretty typical as far as the 2013-14 season goes.

But behind all those things we’ve come to accept as automatic this season, there are a few interesting numbers to crunch.

Wichita State is the first to do something in a decade. Syracuse may hit a mark that coincides with the dawn of the Jim Boeheim era. And Florida did something it never has during the Billy Donovan era.

College Basketball Pre-Weekend Power Rankings

Miracle shot keeps Syracuse in top spot, could rest of the top five change?
College Basketball Pre-Weekend Power Rankings: Feb. 14

Tyler Ennis made sure Wednesday there wouldn’t be a change atop the Athlon Sports power rankings this weekend.

His unlikely 35-footer as time expired to defeat Pittsburgh keeps Syracuse undefeated and at the No. 1 spot in the power rankings for another week.

College Basketball Pre-Weekend Power Rankings: Feb. 7

Syracuse takes over top spot after eventful week
College Basketball Pre-Weekend Power Rankings: Feb. 7

Determining the top spot this week was easy. Arizona lost. Syracuse won its biggest game of the season. And that’s that.

The rest of the rankings, though, remain difficult to determine. Wichita State, San Diego State and Florida are slicing through their schedules, continuing to move up by attrition.

The top teams in the Big Ten lost last week with Michigan falling to Indiana and Michigan State falling to Georgetown. Meanwhile, teams like Cincinnati and Virginia continued to make us believers with major victories in the last week.

How long can Syracuse and Wichita State remain undefeated? A look back

Where the two unbeatens at this stage stand among others at this point
How long can Syracuse and Wichita State remain undefeated?

Perhaps the greatest threat to Syracuse’s undefeated start won’t be games like Saturday, when the Orange defeated Duke in overtime in a wild atmosphere at the Carrier Dome.

Breaking Down College Basketball's Last Five Undefeated Teams

Our staff projects when (if?) the last unbeaten teams will fall
Breaking Down College Basketball's Last Five Undefeated Teams

Let’s start with this: An undefeated season in college basketball is extremely, extremely unlikely.

So much so, we’re about ready to call matching Indiana’s 32-0 season from 1975-76 impossible.

Five teams remain in the hunt, though, and that’s enough for fans to dream of the possibility of an unblemished season. We’re not here to squash those hopes as much to bring a dose of reality for the last five undefeated teams in college basketball.

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