John Gasaway says Florida’s the real No. 1

From John Gasaway of BasketballProspectus.com:  “ has opened play with wins against Georgia, LSU, A&M, and Missouri. You might be thinking those four teams don’t exactly represent the creme de la creme of Division I, and you’d be right. But for better or worse they do sum statistically to a pretty fair representation of the league’s 13 non-UF programs.

And why, exactly, am I so interested in the relative strength of Georgia, LSU, A&M, and Missouri? Because what the Gators did to those teams is simply remarkable. Billy Donovan’s men are currently outscoring their conference opponents by an unheard of 0.42 points per possession. Quick comparison: Kentucky, on its way to a national title, outscored the  by 0.26 points per trip in 2011-12.”

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