Saturday, January 19, 2002

How 'sweet' it is

Enquirer staff and news services

        Enquirer power ratings for the top 16 teams in the country:
       1.=Duke (15-1)= Rout of Terps makes us jump Duke over Florida
       2.=Florida (15-1)=Has won 14 straight, faces Georgia today
       3.=Oklahoma (14-1)=Big 12 showdown today at Kansas
       4.=Kansas (14-2)=Rebounded from UCLA loss; now gets Oklahoma
       5.=Maryland (13-3)=We can forgive a loss at Duke
       6.=Cincinnati (16-1)=16 straight wins; still nation's hottest team
       7.=Syracuse (16-2)=15-0 with Jim Boeheim on the sidelines
       8.=Kentucky (11-4)=Cliff Hawkins saved the day -- maybe the season
       9.=Illinois (14-4)=Rebounded from 0-2 week; nice win over Iowa
       10.=Oklahoma State (15-2)=Lost to Kansas; travels to Texas Tech today
       11.=UCLA (13-3)=Beat Kansas last weekend; tough one at Arizona today
       12.=Virginia (11-2)=Gillen beats Prosser; Cavaliers steadying
       13.=Gonzaga (15-2)=Won 12 straight; tested today at Pepperdine
       14.=Arizona (12-4)=Nice win over USC; now No. 2 in the RPI
       15.=Alabama (15-3)=Lost at Auburn, rallied to win at Georgia
       16.=Texas (12-4)=Won 11 of 12, including win at Okla. St.


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