By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Entering last weekend, for the first time ever, the four core college basketball “Blue Bloods” — Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and North Carolina — were all 3-0 in football.
No. 8 Kentucky: The Wildcats have their highest ranking since 1977 and are clearly a program on the rise in the loaded SEC. Kansas: They’ve beaten Tennessee Tech (FCS), West Virginia and Houston behind the nation’s fifth-highest scoring offense.
Duke: They shut out Temple, beat Northwestern by eight and blew out North Carolina A&T (FCS) under rookie head coach Mike Elko.
North Carolina: They’re scoring 51.3 points per game so far (fourth in the nation) under Mack Brown.
Sure, Duke and North Carolina have since left the ranks but, nonetheless, it was like making it to the Final Four for all.