The days leading up to New Year's saw three more teams - Connecticut, Oklahoma, and Minnesota - knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten. That leaves only six teams without a blemish as 2009 opens.
Here's a look at when their first loss might come:
North Carolina - 1/11 @ Wake Forest
Pittsburgh - 1/3 @ Georgetown, 1/17 @ Louisville
Wake Forest - 1/3 @ BYU, 1/11 North Carolina
Clemson - 1/6 Alabama, 1/10 North Carolina State
Stanford - 1/2 Arizona State, 1/4 Arizona
Illinois State - 1/3 Creighton, 1/6 @ Bradley