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NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Sat, 02/07/2009 - 12:14pm

By Mike DeStefano
NCAA Power 16: Feb. 7th

Power 16
Record
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1. Connecticut
21-1
Ten straight wins including a dominant performance against Louisville on Monday
2. North Carolina
20-2
Since losing to WF, five of six wins have come by 17 or more.
3. Oklahoma
22-1
The best player in the country has a worthy sidekick in Willie Warren.
4. Pittsburgh
20-2
No depth behind Blair and Biggs in the frontcourt will hurt come tournament time.
5. Wake Forest
17-3
The young Demon Deacons can't expect Teague to be Superman every night.
6. Louisville
17-4
Clark (2-16) looked terrible against UConn's mammoth front line.
7. Duke
19-3
Interior play an obvious weakness for Coach K's squad.
8. Clemson
19-2
Made a statement by handing Duke their worst loss in twelve years.
9. Marquette
20-3
Were bound to lose a conference game at some point. But South Florida?
10. UCLA
18-4
Have looked dominant in three wins after that loss to Washington.
11. Xavier
20-2
Better focus on Duquesne rather than that game on Feb. 11th.
12. Butler
20-2
Loss to Green Bay leads you to question how serious this team is.
13. Gonzaga
16-4
Appear to have righted the ship after early season hiccup. 9 straight wins.
14. Villanova
18-4
Dante Cunningham has become the star of a very good Wildcats' team.
15. Purdue
17-5
A tough loss at OSU in OT without Robbie Hummel.
16. Syracuse
18-5
The talent is there; consistency is the main issue for Flynn & Co.

This Week’s Match-ups to Watch:

2/8: #12 Purdue @ #23 Illinois – Look for the Illini to fall out of the Top 25 after this one.

2/9: West Virginia @ #6 Pittsburgh – Huggins’ squad can compete with the best of them.

2/10: #8 Marquette @ #17 Villanova – How will the Golden Eagles respond to their 1st Big East loss?

2/11: #3 UNC @ #4 Duke – GAME OF THE WEEK

2/11: #9 Xavier @ Dayton – Wright’s Flyers battle Brown’s Muskateers for A-10 supremacy.

2/12: #15 UCLA @ #24 ASU – UCLA looks for redemption against Harden and the Sun Devils.

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Michigan State Spartans

What the &$#%#&@! what about the Michigan State Spartans who are ninth and are amazing and underrated they have a sick nasty guards in Kalin Lucas and Athletic Phenom Durrell Summer!!! Come on you joking me.

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I agree

Purdue?? State is better than the Boilermakers

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Questionable

State just lost to Northwestern and Penn State in the last 3 weeks. Purdue lost a couple close ones but have been hurt by injuries. Luckily tuesday they play eachother and we can see who wins this debate.

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