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Last Losers

The undefeateds, for now
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AS OF SUNDAY there were only six undefeated Division I basketball teams—the fewest at this point in a season since 2002. The mix includes dark horse contenders (Baylor, Creighton, Gonzaga), a pair of SoCal surprises (UCLA, USC) and the defending champ (Villanova). Where do these fast starts rank in school history, and when might these teams lose? Let the jinxes commence.

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TEAM

RECORD

BEST SINCE

FINISH THAT YEAR

NEXT NAIL-BITER

Villanova

11--0

2014--15 (13--0)

Round of 32

@ Creighton (12/31)

UCLA

12--0

2006--07 (14--0)

Final Four

@ Oregon (12/28)

Baylor

11--0

2011--12 (17--0)

Elite Eight

@ West Virginia (1/10)

Gonzaga

11--0

Never done it

N/A

St. Mary's (1/14)

Creighton

11--0

2003--04 (12--0)

NIT

Seton Hall (12/28)

USC

10--0

1970--71 (16--0)

No postseason

@ Oregon (12/30)