You Do the Math. Two pre-season college polls have just been released. Lindy's ranks the Terps as the pre-season Number One, but Athlon has Maryland at Number Two, behind UNC. UNC? Wait just a minute, Athlon! The BasketCases seem to recall being in Boston on April 2, 2006, watching as the Terps beat UNC in the semis at the Final Four. Not to mention, the Terps also handed Carolina its only loss during the regular season . . . on UNC's home court! And by the way Athlon, did you happen to notice that the Terps are returning all five starters from the National Championship Team? Repeat after us --- all five starters from the National Championship Team, as well as the top seven scorers and rebounders. (Not to mention that former high school National Player of the Year Sa'de Wiley Gatewood, who transferred from Tennessee, will be eligible to play this season, as will Virginia Tech transfer Christie Marrone.) So if A was greater than B, and A is still A (or, actually, better than A), and B is still B, isn't A still greater than B?
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