Like many in our area, I watched the Gonzaga men's basketball team fight their way to the top of the college basketball standings. They earned the right to be named No. 1. They proved themselves time and again, playing basketball at its highest level. They played basketball on the road against ranked teams from many different basketball conferences. They won all but two of those basketball games. They proved time and again they can play basketball.
What their final game proved is, they are a top-tier basketball team but a second-tier rugby team.