It only took four weeks to go from 351 undefeated college basketball teams to these final 17 survivors, and it's time to figure out which one will last the longest.
It's been 37 years since Indiana put together the last undefeated season in college hoops. Chances are quite high that streak will extend to 38 years by the time all is said and done this April.
That doesn't mean there won't be a few teams who threaten to pull off the feat.
If Wichita State can get past Tennessee and Alabama in the next two weeks, it's merely the Missouri Valley Conference standing between the Shockers and perfection. If Arizona and Syracuse continue to be as good as advertised in the first month of the season, it might be mid-February before either is truly pushed to the brink.