Tough Season for College Basketball Polls

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Well, if we’ve learned anything from the first three months of college basketball, it’s that the human polls mean very, very little in one of the most wide-open college hoops seasons in recent memory.

At the end of a week in which the No. 1 team in the country, Duke, suffered a thrashing of historic proportions, Saturday saw third-ranked Syracuse drop an overtime stunner to unranked Villanova. It saw unranked Georgetown give fifth-ranked Louisville its stunning third straight loss. And it saw Kansas State get stunned at unranked Iowa State.

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