Syracuse was an underdog against Connecticut on Thursday and Texas A&M on Friday. Regardless, the Orange won both games to take the Battle 4 Atlantis crown and improve to 6-0. They're now ranked 13th in the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
Early season tournaments will mostly come to an end this weekend, as the Battle 4 Atlantis, Wooden Legacy, Advocare Invitational, NIT Preseason Tip-Off, Las Vegas Invitational and Barclays Center Classic all finish up. Here's what else to expect this weekend.
College basketball's Associated Press Poll went relatively unchanged this week, given that most of the teams involved played cupcakes and took care of business. There was one exception to that though, as Wisconsin failed to defeat Western Illinois and as a result, fell from the ranks of the AP Poll.
The No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels were one of the few Top-25 teams who didn't schedule a cupcake as their opening game. And after beating Temple handily 91-67, the Heels have been rewarded by the coaches poll.