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The Blue Bloods Are Missing This College Basketball Season

If you are just now turning your attention to college basketball in the aftermath of the Super Bowl and the college football season, you may be shocked at what you find.

The traditional blue bloods Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and North Carolina are struggling, and Monday was the first time in 60 years that none of those men’s basketball teams were ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The last poll that didn’t include any of them came out the week of Dec. 18, 1961, when “To Kill a Mockingbird” was one of the best-selling books and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was the hottest show on TV.