They'll point to 105. Of course they will. The pundits, the doubters, that "Hallelujah" chorus of haters. That's the ranking of Wichita State's strength of schedule.
They'll point to two. The Jayhawks people, especially. As in the number of Shockers wins over teams ranked within the Ratings Percentage Index Top 50.
They'll point to 11. The Creighton people, in particular. As in the Missouri Valley Conference's RPI as league.
But there's one number they won't point to: Zero.
As in losses.
Zip, nada, nothing, naught, zilch, zip, aught, cipher.
A big, fat, beautiful goose egg.
There's no denying Wichita State made history Saturday in a 68-45 home rout of Missouri State, closing the books on a 31-0 regular season, the first of its kind since St. Joseph's 10 years ago, and a perfect record in the MVC (18-0), the first in league annals since Bradley in 1986.
Facts are facts, and those facts are indisputable. Those satisfactions, as the late, great actor Warren Oates once opined in the mov...