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Pitt and Duquesne MBB Both Rising in Respected Rankings



Jeff Capel as Pitt plays against North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 in Chapel Hill. (Mitchell Northam / Pittsburgh Sports Now)

The metrics seem to like Pitt and Duquesne so far this season.

Both the Panthers and the Dukes are 2-0 to start this season, and each of those wins have come handily aside from a close win for the Dukes over Cleveland State.

Duquesne took down College of Charleston in the Veterans Classic on Friday night by a score of 90-72. Strong performances from Kareem Rozier, Dae Dae Grant, and Jimmy Clark III propelled the Dukes to the victory.

Pitt is off to a dominant start. Although the Panthers have not played the toughest of competition so far, the widely-trusted metrics seem to appreciate that Pitt has thumped both of its opponents so far. Ratings

Pitt: No. 49 overall, No. 6 in ACC.

Pitt ranks in the top 60 of all division one teams in both adjusted offensive efficiency and adjusted defensive efficiency. Pitt’s strength of schedule so far is ranked at No. 335.

Duquesne: No. 77 overall, No. 2 in Atlantic 10.

Duquesne ranks in the top-75 in adjusted offensive efficiency while the Dukes rank No. 96 in adjusted defensive efficiency. Duquesne’s strength of schedule so far is ranked at No. 184.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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