Archive - Feb 2014 - Article
Let us introduce you to the newest No. 1 in the weekly Power 16 ratings.
Moving into the No. 1spot is a Florida team that many believe is the best in the country at the moment.
Twenty-nine and zip Wichita State moves to 2 after a week in which Syracuse dropped toughies in the ACC to Boston College (ouch!) and Duke.
The No. 1 team in the latest Power 16, Syracuse continued to manage to avoid that initial loss. No. 2 Arizona continued to look like a club capable of claiming No. 1 when it matters most. No. 3 Wichita State continued its systematic handling of all Missouri Valley Conference competition.
The three of the four top-ranked clubs in the Power 16 face potentially severe tests this week:
No. 1 Syracuse is at No. 13 Pittsburgh (Wednesday);
No. 2 Arizona visits Tempe to take on an Arizona State club that is playing very well in Pac 12 competition, on Friday;
Just about 50 games into the NBA season and franchises have now become familiar with the narrative of their team, the direction of their season, and the concoction that is their roster. As these teams come to recognize just who they are and are not, some franchises find themselves in a position of needing to evaluate not just their current rosters for the season, but what their team projects as going forward.