The Top Freking 10 is ready to tackle the past week in college basketball — predictions gone wrong, a Big Ten power tumbles after two losses and the Big 12’s bell cow makes a return to the rankings. Unless, of course, tackling involves trying to stop LeGarrette Blount.
1. ARIZONA (last week: 1)
In the Christmas edition of the TF10, I predicted Arizona would lose at Southern Cal on Jan. 12. Well, the Cats won by 20 Sunday. And wouldn’t you know it, but Red Forman from ‘That 70s Show’ walked past my desk yesterday and called me the not-so-nice name he loves to bestow upon his son, Eric. (Hint: it stars with a ‘D’ and ends with an ‘S.’) My next prediction for Zona’s first loss is Feb. 1 at California.
2. SYRACUSE (LW: 2)
The really good teams often look like they’re bored, which is an adjective that could’ve been applied to the Orange Monday night at Boston College. Syracuse went up by five points early in the second half, then watched the Eagles embark on a 17-4 run. The visitors woke up in a big way eventually, unleashing a storm of 3-pointers and dunks before icing a game-ending 30-12 rush from the free-throw line.