Well, that didn't last long. Just one day after being named the No.1 team in the country, the Baylor Bears were upset by West Virginia and Bob Huggins' pesky press defense.
The Bears found out the hard way that it's tough being at the top. The 89-68 loss was Baylor's first of the year, as they are now 15-1. They're certainly still one of the best teams in the nation, but a lot would have to happen for them to remain the No. 1 team in the nation after the blowout loss. Meanwhile, Press Virginia showed that it might just be one of the best Press Virginia's to play in Bob Huggins' time at the school. Evidence of that is the astounding 29 turnovers they forced yesterday.
Tweet of the day
Congrats to Baylor for becoming #1 & also losing the #1 ranking in less than 24 hours. #ImpressiveFeat— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) January 11, 2017
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