Posted by Mike Lynch on November 19, 2018
After Duke opened its season with a 118-84 win over Kentucky (ranked 2nd in the AP Poll at the time), we were curious when the last time was that a team had scored that many points on a team ranked so high. Our Matchup Finder tool allows you to search through results for all games between D-I opponents back to 1949-50 and includes rankings, but we realized you could sort by Margin of Victory, but not by Points Scored or Points Allowed. Well, we have good news: now you can.
We've added the ability to sort by Points Scored and Points Allowed, so now you can see that Duke's 118 points are the most any team has ever scored against a team ranked in the top 2 since at least 1949-50. The previous record was UNLV's 112 points when the top-ranked and unbeaten Rebels defeated 2nd-ranked Arkansas at Barnhill in an epic matchup back in 1991. I highly recommend you check that game out on YouTube, by the way.