In the previous four precedents, one of those teams went on to win the title. Virginia in 2019, Villanova in 2018, Florida in 2006 and Duke in 1992 all went on to win the championship after being part of the last unbeaten group to lose. David Worlock of the NCAA Tweeted that ESPN missed 1992, when Duke and Oklahoma State both lost as unbeatens on Feb. 5, 1992. Of course, that means USC would also be in the mix to win the title — according to historical precedent. Entering this week, Baylor was the fourth favorite to win the NCAA title behind Gonzaga (6/1), Duke (8/1) and Purdue (8/1). USC was at 50/1 and No. 4 Auburn, which very well might be the best team in the nation right now after toppling No. 24 Alabama, 81-77 Tuesday, was 30/1. “Every coach tells you that the goal at the end of the year is to be No. 1,” Drew said earlier this season when his team ascended to No. 1. Photo: Baylor Athletics Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter Follow ZAGSBLOGHoops on Instagram And Like ZAGS on Facebook
This is the 5th time in the past 30 years where multiple teams who were the last undefeated teams remaining lost on the same day.— David Worlock (@DavidWorlock) January 12, 2022
*Duke, Okla. St.; 2-5-92
*Florida, Duke, Pitt; 1-21-06
*Nova, Ariz. St., TCU; 12-30-18
*UVA, Michigan; 1-19-19
USC, Baylor; 1-11-22
*Won the title.