Should the 1-seeds be worried this year?
Feb 08, 2013 07:10 AM

The Associated Press No. 1 team in men's college basketball has lost six times this season, with Thursday night's Illinois stunner of Indiana marking the fifth straight week in which the best team has fallen. We won't rag on the Hoosiers too much, although both times they've lost as a No. 1 team it's been to unranked squads. It's interesting to imagine what effect this will have on the NCAA tournament -- a 1-seed has never lost to a 16-seed, but if it were to happen, this year's as good as any.

mwindycolts: "This loss was inexcusable...plain and simple. IU has played down to their competition on several occasions. Not all have resulted in losses, but that is definitely the case in this game along with Wisconsin. Hopefully this will open their eyes up a little more and they will realize that you must bring their A game all the time."

ARodgersisJC: "Illinois is a tourney team after that win. Beat Penn State and Nebraska and you're in. Wins over Gonzaga, Indiana, Ohio State and Butler means you're in."

CarsonVanDC: "Nice D there at the end Indiana.... must have been a shocker that someone cut to the basket in that situation... no way you could have seen that coming."

cctsbuddy: "Big trouble for Indiana. They seem to not be able to finish games, they let Michigan back in and now they lost to Illinois. Same issue against Butler, the Hoosiers seem to not know what to do in the last 5 minutes of a game. "

Paul192623: "Can we please not rush the floor every time you beat a number one? It's getting old since there's no dominant team on top."

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Unranked surprise?

Neither of its losses as No. 1 has to sit well with Indiana. Both were incredibly close, with the Butler loss coming in overtime.

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