1. No. 4 Duke (5-0): Duke made mincemeat of its first two opponents, Presbyterian and Fairfield, as expected, beat No. 19 Michigan State at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis, then cruised to a Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title with wins against Temple and Stanford. Freshman and top-recruit Jahlil Okafor has shined for the Blue Devils, averaging 15.8 points per game and 8.0 rebounds.
What impresses about Duke, however, is its tremendous depth. Senior captain Quinn Cook and freshman forward Justise Winslow are averaging 17.0 and 15.4 points per game, respectively and freshman point guard Tyus Jones is averaging 9.2 points per game and 5.0 assists. Duke is proving that they deserve to be ranked No. 4 in the nation, and considered favorites to win the ACC.
2. Miami (4-0): Miami currently stands at 4-0 with wins against Howard, Drexel, Akron and then-No. 8 Florida. The Hurricanes upset Florida in Gainesville, Fla., behind stellar play from junior guard Angel Rodriguez, whose 24 points helped Miami overcome a 15-point deficit in the second half... Read more