Who will be the last undefeated team standing

Submitted by BoFan on January 6th, 2019 at 3:07 AM

Everyone thought Nevada with their week schedule would be the last undefeated team.  But with the upset of Nevada Saturday, Michigan and Virginia are the only undefeated teams left.  

Michigan has a tough game vs Indiana today and is at Wisconsin on the 19th. Virginia plays Virginia Tech at home on the 15th and at Duke on the 19th. 

Michigan then plays at Indiana on the 25th

Can either team survive to the end of January?

Go Blue!

Comments

Craptain Crunch

January 6th, 2019 at 3:16 AM ^

It would be absolutely great to see Michigan go undefeated into the NCAA championship with another B1G conference notch on their belt. 

But, I'd more prefer to see them get more dominant as the season goes on.

Getting back to the NC finals and winning would be a nice way to wipe away the frustration that the football team has generated over the years. 

SeattleWolverine

January 6th, 2019 at 12:22 PM ^

I can't speak to the 60s or 70s but this is the correct answer for best Michigan team of the last 35 years. Although a couple of Frieder's teams that bombed in the tourney like 85 or 86 should also be in the conversation. 

SeattleWolverine

January 6th, 2019 at 12:57 PM ^

That team was made up of guys who would go to Duke now and be one and dones. Four first round draft picks. Rice was a 15 year player and multiple time All-Star. The guy was a 6'8" wing who scored 26/game, shot 52% from 3 and 58% overall at a senior! Vaught was a 16/10 guy in the NBA until he got hurt and still played a decade. Mills was also a decade long NBA players with size and the ability to shoot and put up 15/ppg in the NBA during his prime. Higgins and Robinson had a ton of natural talent that unfortunately they never fully developed. Kirk Taylor was also going to be a great player until he blew out his knee. 

The game was a lot different back then but they would have had an insane eFG%, that team could really shoot. Aside from Mark Hughes and Mike Griffin, basically the guys who were getting minutes were all good enough to be NBA starters. The 2019 is probably doing at least as good of a job maximizing their potential as that team did but there's no comparison between the two given the disparity in talent, even once this team is a finished product. Get off my lawn I guess, but yeah, the game was different then since NBA first round picks stayed 3/4 years and Frieder pulled in some insane talent. 

Qmatic

January 6th, 2019 at 8:33 AM ^

2013 was more talented, but this team will have a better regular season. I don’t see this team going through the February skid the ‘13 team did. That team has to be the most talented 4 seed in tournament history.

Jack Hammer

January 6th, 2019 at 3:58 AM ^

(.....long pull on a vape joint.....) like.... why is undefeated the best thing?  Don’t we learn from losing?  And how many teams (7) have gone undefeated in the past 40 years (1 - Indiana pre-Star Wars)?  I’m ok if we lose a few games that stiffen the steel in our spine.  

SeattleWolverine

January 6th, 2019 at 12:28 PM ^

No, Illinois lost a game before that at the end of the regular season so that was their 2nd loss. Though Kentucky did what you describe the year Duke won when Wisconsin beat Kentucky in the Final 4 I think it was. Or Wichita State too but it's a bit different for schools like that or Gonzaga that play in less leagues. Or the 91 UNLV team.

Oh Deer

January 6th, 2019 at 7:37 AM ^

Would just like to see Michigan get back to the dominating play they demonstrated early this season. Would gladly trade a couple of losses for that.

ahoda

January 6th, 2019 at 7:55 AM ^

Unfortunately I don’t think Michigan wins today and this ends up being a bit of a wake up call and they go on a year after the loss.