Sunday, January 14, 2007
1 North Carolina
Depth wasn't enough in Blacksburg.
No wins come easy in Ames.
Ernie Kent cried after UCLA victory.
Lofton is the best shooter in nation.
RPI likely to drop in conference play.
27-point loss at Arkansas was stunning.
7 Boston College
Point guard issues plague Eagles.
Durant leading team in three categories.
Amaker in position to return to tourney.
Mountain West good for two bids.
'Zags back to Cinderella role.
Typical middling Big East team.
13. Appalachian State
Mountaineers will finally play at home.
14. Oral Roberts
Best of a not-so-good league this year.
Watch out for Austin Peay in Ohio Valley.
16. Fairleigh Dickinson
FDU will battle Sacred Heart for bid.SAN JOSE
No shame in loss at Oregon.
2 Ohio State
All losses against top five teams.
3 Air Force
Strong RPI plus strong résumé.
4 Texas A&M
Will battle Kansas for Big 12 crown.
Weaknesses starting to become evident.
Alabama victory strengthens résumé.
7 West Virginia
Mountaineers not supposed to be this good.
8 Notre Dame
Hard-fought victory against Mountaineers.
9 Southern Illinois
If not careful, could be out of MVC picture.
10. Southern California
UCLA and Arizona back-to-back is tough.
11. Florida State
Improved RPI after last year's snub.
Weber needs to get fans off his back.
Conference tourney should be entertaining.
Blakely's three beat New Hampshire.
15. Delaware State
Only unbeaten in conference play.
16. Weber State
Big Sky is wide open this year.San Antonio
The nation's best big-time sports school.
The best team in the Big East.
Right now, the biggest surprise nationally.
Fazekas hobbled by sprained ankle.
5 Missouri State
Looking like the class of the Valley.
'Cats not as strong as RPI indicates.
7 Northern Iowa
Tied atop Valley standings after loss.
Terrapins still need 8 ACC wins, at least.
Hoyas don't have much margin for error.
10. Texas Tech
Credit Knight if Red Raiders can sneak in.
11. Michigan State
Needs to step up to solidify spot.
Bears epitomize depth of the Pac-10.
13. Western Kentucky
No one should challenge in Sun Belt.
14. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Path to tournament won't be easy.
15. Holy Cross
Bucknell will pose challenge for bid.
16. Belmont/Jackson State
Will these two end up in Dayton?St. Louis
Badgers earn top seed with Ohio St. win.
No. 2 in Pac-10, No. 2 in RPI.
3 Oklahoma State
Surprising blowout loss at Kansas.
4 Washington Stat e
Résumé still could use strengthening.
Only team worthy in Conference USA.
Hoosiers looking like tournament team.
7 Georgia Tech
Duke victory not all that surprising.
8 Virginia Tech
Avenged last year's heartbreaker.
Disappointing season for Tigers thus far.
On the verge of not earning an invite.
Disposed of K-State rather easily.
Huskies have not beaten anyone of note.
Dangerous regardless of opponent.
14. Long Beach State
49ers have won nine straight.
Siena and Loyola hanging right there.
Not the finest year for the Ivy.