Only four of the last eight defending champions have made the NCAA Tournament. Duke plays at NC State on Saturday hoping to end a three-game losing streak and reverse their trajectory back to the Big Dance.
For the first time since Februray of 2007, No. 20 Duke has lost three consecutive games. And in what would have been a pretty shocking development in the preseason, that's also going to make them unranked in the AP poll for the first time since that stretch.