Ducks on upset alert this week In 2018-19, small ball is no longer a trend. It’s a revolution. Villanova sparked the current movement by winning two championships in the last three years with shooters at every position. And now coaches who never deviated from traditional lineups are using quintets that don’t feature any true centers. That shift will define the season. Editor’s Picks Power Rankings: Debate for No. 1 Last week, Duke started its season at the Champions Classic with three freshmen — Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and R.J. Barrett — who cannot be called anything but versatile players with guard skills.