When an opponent is a ranked team according to the coaches and media, the action, atmosphere and intensity of the game tends to be bigger in February compared to January.
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January is over, and teams will soon start stepping up their game heading into the last month of the regular season.
The second half of the season is underway.
Those conference games can sometimes change a season, and the coaches/media rankings.
Conference play is sometimes a brand new ball game, and some teams learned that lesson the hard way last weekend.
The season is nearing the halfway point.
The latest coaches/media poll has put 2 former #1's back on top, as many teams are now into the conference portion of their schedules.
Teams will soon start their first run through their conference schedule, if they haven't already.
Now that tournaments and invitationals are pretty much over until late February, teams can focus on home and away games with the usual schedule of opponents.
The new year starts with 3 new #1's in the latest coaches/media rankings.