Sunday, January 13, 2002

Page Two Power Rankings

Enquirer staff and news services

       The top five

        1. Steve Spurrier: How strong is this guy? He quits his job, sits back and waits for NFL offers to roll in. And they will. Almost makes you overlook the fact that he's a visor-throwing whiner who's never developed an NFL quarterback.

        2. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon: Their new show on ESPN, Pardon the Interruption, is worth catching. It's funny and lively, and they hit all the important topics of the day.

        3. Da Bears: Back in the playoffs and looking dangerous. Worst to first. That's very good for the NFL. (Take note, Bengals.)

        4. David Wells: The Fat Man returns to the New York Yankees, the only place he wanted to play.

        5. Figure skating/Olympics. It's time. Michelle Kwan. Sasha Cohen. Todd Eldredge. Sarah Hughes. It's gonna be great. Less than a month away. (Hey, Mom loves this stuff. That oughta count for something.)

       The bottom five

        1. Bob Huggins: Huggs says, “Bleep the fans.” Sorry, we're not willing to pay big bucks for bad seats to watch your men play powers such as Charlotte. Face it: Conference USA isn't a huge draw, and the nonconference home schedule — Wright State, Coppin State, Richmond — didn't exactly cause a scalper frenzy.

        2. Bud Selig: Nice job taking a loan from another owner. What, don't they have banks in Milwaukee?

        3. The Bengals: Takeo Spikes says this is the start of something special. Whoa, big fella. You won two meaningless games at the end of the year. We're hearing the club's a player or two away. Right — Kurt Warner and Ray Lewis.

        4. North Carolina: What in the name of Dean Smith is going on here? The Heels giving up 112 points is like ... well, we can't think of anything it's like. It's payback time in the ACC.

        5. Steve Bellisari. The former Ohio State quarterback began his jail sentence for DUI by having his lawyer request a private cell. Listen, bub, this is jail. You don't get pampered as if you were, um, a college athlete!


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Kentucky 69, South Carolina 63
Louisville 93, TCU 85
Miami endures strange ending
No. 11 UCLA 87, No. 1 Kansas 77
Ohio St. 55, Northwestern 48
Stone joins Cardinals
Top 25 fared
Top 25 roundup
Tristate college roundup
Tristate women's college roundup
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Bulldogs turn tables on Mighty Ducks
Flint trainee wins Wishing Well
Griffis wins unanimous decision
Lindros booed, beaten in Philly
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UC notebook
Reading receiver selects Bearcats
Chalmers, XU's win streak growing
SULLIVAN: Romain Sato
XU notebook
Wild Card: Eagles 31, Buccaneers 9
Wild Card: Raiders 38, Jets 24
All-Pro team named
Spurrier still mum on talks with NFL clubs
Here's hope: Young arms
Online with John Fay
What imbalance?
A hello to arms
Baseball notebook
Crusade for new gym ends for Moeller
Glen Este rolls past Kings 43-36
Boys basketball roundup
Girls basketball roundup
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ohio girls basketball scores
Kentucky boys basketball scores
Kentucky girls basketball scores
Indiana boys basketball scores
Indiana girls basketball scores