Arizona has started 10-0 for the second straight season, a first in the storied program's illustrious history. And the Wildcats have done so against a fairly strong level of nonconference competition, with wins over Duke, UNLV and San Diego State.
Heading into Saturday's challenge at Michigan, the Wildcats are playing at a level unseen in Tucson in a decade, dating back to the last time they were ranked No. 1.
Though this is back-to-back 10-0 starts, there are some differences (i.e., improvements) between last season and the current one that illustrate the 2013-14 Wildcats should go much further than the Sweet 16 appearance of a year ago.