Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Transitive Property Of College Basketball

You may have heard that the dreaded Tar Heels are the prohibitive team to beat in college basketball this year. They have been the unanimous number one team in the polls all season long. Until a few days ago, that is, when Boston College came into Chapel Hill and handed the Heels their first loss.

Great joy for BC fans, no doubt. Then came the inevitable letdown. In their next game, the Eagles lost at home to Harvard. Which, of course, makes the Crimson the new number one team in the country...

If Harvard > Boston College


If Boston College > North Carolina


Harvard > North Carolina

Now, Robert, before you get too excited...Remember that Harvard's basketball team is currently coached by Tommy Amaker, a former Duke player and assistant. Just another example of how Harvard is, as they say in Durham, the "Duke of the North..."



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