After the Champions Classic, it really felt like the narrative of the season would be that the elite would dominate this year.
Those freshmen were just too good. Michigan State was so sharp.
It was hard to imagine that all four would not be high seeds come March. That could still happen, but it's not looking as promising after this past week.
Kansas and Kentucky both lost their second games of the season—Duke has two losses as well—and Michigan State was unimpressive in a loss at home to North Carolina.
The Spartans at least have some injuries to use as excuses—not that they should—but the Wildcats and Jayhawks have real issues that have a lot to do with their youth.
They're both out of the top 10 this week, but they could both be back near the top in a month or two for the same reason: youth.
Better get them now.
Teams to Watch: Missouri, San Diego State, UCLA, Boise State, Saint Louis, Indiana
Dropped Out of Power Rankings: Michigan, Boise State