Question: How many games will #20 Texas play against teams currently ranked in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top Ten?
The Longhorns will have no problem with RPI when March comes along, as Texas has games against the #3, #4, #5, #6, #8, #9, and #10 teams currently in the collegiate basketball rankings. Texas has already played -- and lost to -- Pittsburgh 68-66 in Madison Square Garden earlier in November.
Jordan Hamilton & the Horns have 7 games remaining against teams currently in the Top Ten, with 4 of them tipping off in the Erwin Center.
Texas travels to East Lansing to face #6 Michigan State on December 22nd. #9 Connecticut visits Austin on January 8th, 2011. Other games scheduled against Big 12 teams also ranked in the Top Ten:
at #4 Kansas January 22nd
#5 Kansas Sate in Austin February 28th
#8 Missouri in Austin January 29th
#10 Baylor visits Austin on February 12th, with the Horns closing out the regular season in Waco on March 5th.
The Longhorns already have a win over #21 Illinois, who plays North Carolina tonight. The Tar Heels are currently unranked, but could be back in the Top 25 by the time Texas plays them in Greensboro on December 18th.