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No. 1 ranking full of Pitt-falls

HA! See what I did there? Pitt Falls? Tip your waitresses.

If I were coaching a potential no. 1 team I'd definitely vote for anyone else. Dangerous place to be. What does this mean for the Cards? Well, Forde already has dropped our name as being a contender for a 1 seed. That could be the kiss of death, but i think the biggest obstacle to becoming a 1 seed (right behind a bunch of losses) is not being part of the conversation. I think teams that get the top ranking must have some media support. We haven't had that until now. Not that we really have much of that now, but we're on the right path.

We still can't afford  any losses, but at least we we are in a position for other people to make legit arguments for us instead of finding reasons (hilltoppers, UNLV, ND) that we don't belong. We're still on the outside looking in, but if a case could be made that we control our own destiny, well, it's getting stronger day by day. We've got all week for things to unfold while we prepare for Marquette. If Marquette comes strong against UConn then Sunday's game might become the biggest of the year for us. I still think that the BE gets two 1 seeds, but the door has maybe reopened a crack for the ACC to pull it off. 

The really good news is that Pitt is going to be pissed when they play UConn, which would be huge. We still need a good BET showing, but now we truly know how beatable these monsters are, and  that goes a long way to eliminating any psychological advantage they may have had over us.

No more losses, the one seed is there for the taking.  

It wouldn't hurt if OK loses again.

Also Calipari must be beside himself right now. Without saying a word he's making a strong case that getting a couple of good wins and then destroying a weak slate of opponents is the best road to a 1 seed as tougher conferences devour each other. 

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