It's threads like this that account for why these boards go into meltdown when we lose regular season games. Look, we still have a shot at winning the ACC regular season title. We still have a very good shot at winning an ACC Championship. The brackets are not even out yet, and we are debating final four. If you only measure success by final fours, you will be disppointed more seasons than not.
We were a final four team last year and didnt get there. VCU was barely a tourney team and made the final four. This is way too early to start worrying about.
If both teams win out, I don't think Ohio State will be a #1 over us. Ohio State is currently ranked #9 while we are #4. The top 10 rankings generally approximate the top seeds. This says to me that we have Ohio State covered.
I think probably the same holds for Missouri, with less certainty to be sure.
PS - Head to head is just too small a sample to weigh too heavily. The entire body of work says we are ahead of Ohio State.
Last edited by ChillinDuke; 02-25-2012 at 10:19 PM.
Missouri lost today, so this doesn't really matter. But there's another possibility I hadn't thought of before that might still make it relevant. If Kansas, Ohio State, and Duke all win out, I don't know what happens. They all beat each other. KU and OSU played in better conferences, but Duke had a better non-conference schedule. It almost certainly won't matter since it's amazingly unlikely, but kinda fun to think about.