With the NCAA Tournament just weeks away from beginning, fans for every tournament-eligible team will start peaking at projected brackets and debating their seedings.
Duke fans are no different and if the tournament started today, the Blue Devils would most likely be a No. 2 seed, though a No. 1 seed is more attainable following Kansas' recent loss to Kansas State.
Despite being the odds-on favorite to repeat heading into this year, Duke has gone through some growing pains as it lost Kyrie Irving likely for the remainder of the season and has been adjusting to life without its star ever since.
Other teams have leap frogged the Blue Devils in the polls, but Duke is a serious contender.
Here is a look at some of the other contenders and how the Blue Devils stack up.