Team of the Week: Dukehttp://espn.go.com/ncb/notebook/_/page/notebookweeklywatch12512/pick-n-roll?DB_OEM_ID=4200
The Blue Devils, who continue to be the masters of the neutral court, have a legitimate claim to be the No. 1 team in the country when the polls come out Monday. No other team has knocked off two top-five squads this season, as Duke followed up a win over Kentucky at the Champions Classic with a win over Louisville at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Give coach Mike Krzyzewski credit for this: When his team is in these tournaments, he always wants the high-level opponents. He doesn't request softer openers like plenty of other coaches. The Blue Devils opened with a blowout of a talented Minnesota team that won its other two games in Atlantis, and then beat a VCU team that had just taken apart Memphis.
Indiana may have more of a ceiling and certainly hasn't done anything to deserve falling off its No. 1 perch. But polls are snapshots from week to week, not projections to March. And so far, Duke has done more on the court to be considered the top team in the country.
-- Andy Katz
Editor's note: This edition is for games played from Sunday, Nov. 18, to Saturday, Nov. 24.