Newly crowned atop the AP Poll, #1 Duke takes to Madison Square Garden yet again to face California in the 2K Empire Classic tonight.
Duke Blue Devils vs. California
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 PM ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Duke reclaimed its spot on top of the AP poll this week after Kansas’ loss to Arizona State opened it up. After losing to Gonzaga, whose loss to UNC led to their fall from #1 and Kansas’ immediate assumption, Duke fell in the rankings but will now become the latest best in he NCAA. Merry Christmas to us!
The Coaches’ Poll puts Virginia at #1, but if I’m being honest that’s pretty bogus. The Hoos’ best win comes against Wisconsin, which was then ranked 24th and only scored 53 points. Of course, they’re 15th now, but Duke beat Kentucky, who was then #2 (Duke then at #4) BY 41, and Kentucky has rejoined the top 20 just behind the Badgers. Also, that Auburn win is pretty sweet and Texas Tech is really, really good and we beat them on an adverse night. Just sayin’.
Happy Holidays, Krazies! Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year from the authors of Krazies’ Korner (okay, there’s only one of me but this sounds more impressive).
Bleed blue. Duke won’t play this week, but look for my preview as they’ll return from a two-week, well-deserved holiday respite next Saturday to take on Clemson in the first ACC challenge of the year.