I am a big fan of KenPom and his ratings. Things have seemed a bit odd this year with his ratings though. The big Ten teams seemed to be ranked way too high, starting with Wisconsin, who was ranked #1 for much of the preseason, I believe. They are still ranked #6, though I doubt there are many who believe they are the #6 team in the country. I also have my doubts that Memphis should be #9, Wichita State #10, and St. Louis #15 all ahead of Duke, who has a much better resume. Maybe KenPom's rankings are a more accurate look at the stronger teams and Duke is not as strong as their record and resume, but I believe (perhaps through dark blue glasses) Duke is a legitimate #2 seed and a few points from a potential #1 seed.
“Those two kids, they’re champions,” Krzyzewski said of his senior leaders. “They’re trying to teach the other kids how to become that, and it’s a long road to become that.”