With No. 6 Auburn (8-2) having just walloped No. 7 Georgia (9-1) — the team the Iron Bowl’s winner will face in the Southeastern Conference title game on Dec. 2 — this year’s big game, which will take place at Auburn next weekend, is another high-stakes affair. To prepare for it, Auburn does much the same thing as Alabama. Its most recent pre-Iron Bowl opponents have been Alabama A&M (twice), Samford (twice), Chattanooga, Furman and Idaho.
Since the NCAA men’s basketball tournament expanded to its 64-team bracket in 1985, The Associated Press poll’s preseason No. 1 has gone on to make the Final Four half the time.This is quietly remarkable. College basketball is a notoriously fickle sport. Rosters turn over rapidly, and even the most experienced players have only three seasons under their belts. Home-field advantage plays an outsize role, making every team a citizen of Upset City.
A related figure proves Bilas’s point: Since the 2005-6 season, 5 of 12 preseason No. 1s have made the Final Four — essentially identical to the overall rate. That was the season the N.B.A. began requiring that players be 19 years old or one year removed from high school before being eligible for the draft. The new rule touched off the so-called one-and-done era, in which the top prospects attended college for one season before turning pro. If experience mattered more, the preseason No.
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Selecting a term
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