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NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 3:23pm

Rank (Last Week)
Record
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1. Kentucky (1)
28-1
The Wildcats can wrap up SEC regular-season perfection with wins over Georgia (in Lexington Thursday) and at Florida (Saturday). Anthony Davis has long since wrapped up the conference’s Freshman and Player of the Year honors.
2. Syracuse (2)
29-1
A regular-season ending home win against Louisville Saturday would make the Orange 10-1 vs. RPI Top 50 teams. That would be very impressive – but so would 9-2.
3. Kansas (4)
24-5
The Comeback of the Season Saturday kept the Jayhawks in position for a No. 1 seed come March 11.
4. Michigan State (5)
24-5
Just getting to the Big Ten Tourney final should be more than enough to give the Spartans one of the four NCAA Tourney top seeds.
5. Missouri (3)
25-4
Barring collapse, the Tigers seem secure in thoughts they should get no worse than a No. 2 seed in the Field of 68.
6. Duke (6)
25-4
The Blue Devils have rarely overwhelmed opponents at home this season and Saturday the toughest opponent yet (UNC) will visit Cameron Indoor Stadium.
7. North Carolina (8)
25-4
That was a nifty pair of road wins the Tar Heels pulled out last week vs. NCSU and Virginia.
8. Wichita State (10)
26-4
Save for Kentucky, Syracuse and Michigan State, is anyone playing better than the Shockers right now?
9. Marquette (12)
24-5
This team might be the answer to the above question.
10. Ohio State (8)
23-6
With three losses in past five games (two of those at home), the Buckeyes close regular season at Northwestern (Thursday) and Michigan State (Sunday).
11. Creighton (13)
25-5
The Bluejays have cut things close of late – past three wins have been decided by a cumulative four points.
12. Murray State (14)
28-1
The Racers can slow down a bit with a couple of byes until OVC Tourney semifinals Friday in Nashville.
13. Indiana (16)
22-7
Hoosiers close regular-season with a couple of nifty matchups at home: Michigan State (Tuesday) and Purdue (Sunday).
14. Iowa State (NR)
21-8
The Cyclones can enhance their tournament seeding – for both the Big 12 and NCAA brackets – with regular-season wrap-ups vs. Missouri (Wednesday in Columbia) and Baylor (Saturday in Ames).
15. Florida State (9)
19-9

The Seminoles need a split this week – at Virginia on Thursday and home to Clemson on Sunday – to sew up the No. 3 seed in the ACC Tourney.

16. Georgetown (NR)
21-6
Relative to the caliber of competition, a 3-point overtime loss at Syracuse on Feb. 8 might be this team’s most impressive performance.


On the cusp: Baylor 24-5, Wisconsin 21-8, Florida 22-7, Saint Mary’s 25-5, Michigan 21-8, Gonzaga 23-5, Vanderbilt 20-9, Louisville 22-7, Notre Dame 20-9, Virginia 21-7, Temple 22-6, Kansas State 19-9, UNLV 24-6, Drexel 25-5, Purdue 19-10, New Mexico 22-6, Memphis 21-8, Miami 17-10, Alabama 19-9, Texas 18-11, San Diego State 22-6, Harvard 24-4.

THE TOP PERFORMANCES OF FEB. 20-26

TEAMS: Kansas (rallied from 19 points down in the second half at home to beat Missouri in OT/also won by eight at Texas A&M); Syracuse (held on to win by two points at Connecticut/edged South Florida by eight at home); North Carolina (won at North Carolina State and Virginia); Purdue (won by 14 points at Michigan and by 18 at home to Nebraska); Marquette (has won 12 of 13 games after wins at home against Rutgers and at West Virginia); Kentucky (rallied to win at Mississippi State and then pulled away down stretch at home to knock off Vanderbilt).

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Kansas

PLAYERS: Jae Crowder (Marquette/53 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, five blocked shots and six steals during wins over Rutgers and West Virginia); Tyler Zeller (North Carolina/34 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots in wins at North Carolina State and Virginia, including game-winner vs. the Cavaliers); Tyshawn Taylor (Kansas/36 points and nine assists in wins at Texas A&M and at home vs. Missouri/hitting tying and go-ahead free throws in OT vs. Missouri); Anthony Davis (Kentucky/41 points, 22 rebounds, eight blocked shots and four steals win wins over Mississippi State and Vanderbilt).

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Taylor

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The Blue Devils are 25-4, not

The Blue Devils are 25-4, not 24-5.

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This article is nifty.

This article is nifty.

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