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Dominant NCAA Team? Not Right Now

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We have reached the point in the season where, on an annual basis, the team that holds the No. 1 ranking in those silly news-service polls inevitably loses after ascending to that spot (sorry, Louisville). Then comes the just-as-annual lament that there are “no dominant teams.”

Remember when North Carolina lost two of its first three conference games in 2008-09? Probably not, because what you remember is the Tar Heels crushing their NCAA Tournament opponents like merlot grapes.

Remember when Syracuse lost at Notre Dame last season and no longer held an unbeaten record? No dominant teams, right? Except...

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