Power rankings: Gators break in

Updated: August 29, 2013, 10:51 AM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

As college students around the country return to skipping classes, let's start with a history lesson. Don't worry, there will not be a quiz.

The topic: How significant is a quick start?

When North Carolina lost its opening game last season at Portland and went on to win the national championship, the Tar Heels shrugged off the weight of soccer history to do so. Only three other times in the NCAA era had an eventual national champion lost a game during ...

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