Dancing Lessons: Do strong survive?

Historical trend favors UNC, Duke to reach Final Four

Originally Published: March 16, 2009
By Mike Hume | ESPN Insider

Which conference is the best?

The question is posed countless times each college basketball season. But does "the best conference" mean anything come the start of the NCAA tournament? According to the history of at least one college basketball power ranking, it does, and that's great news for the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils.

[+] EnlargeTy Lawson
Bob Donnan/US PresswireTy Lawson and the Tar Heels look like a solid bet to reach Detroit.