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The Times' Rankings

January 02, 2002|Robyn Norwood

Robyn Norwood's college basketball rankings and comments:

Rk Team (Record) Comment

1 DUKE

(11-0) Mike Dunleavy is all grown up.

2 KENTUCKY

(8-2) Prince rules (Tayshaun, that is.)

3 KANSAS

(10-1) Big 12 will be a bloody battle.

4 FLORIDA

(11-1) SEC is a two-team contest.

5 OKLAHOMA ST.

(12-0) Cowboys handled that Ball State test.

6 OKLAHOMA

(10-1) Sooners ride conquest of Maryland.

7 MARYLAND

(10-2) First run-in with Duke is Jan. 17.

8 VIRGINIA

(9-0) Cavaliers get Blue Devils Jan. 27.

9 IOWA

(11-3) Evans deserves chants of "Reg-gie."

10 ARIZONA

(8-3) Can make amends in rematch with Oregon.

11 STANFORD

(7-2) Center Curtis Borchardt shooting 63%.

12 CINCINNATI

(12-1) Bearcats will be heard from yet.

13 BOST. COLLEGE

(12-1) Ryan Sidney playing with broken jaw.

14 ILLINOIS

(11-2) Illini still might be overrated.

15 MISSOURI

(9-3) Spiraling with three consecutive losses.

16 GONZAGA

(12-2) Winning at St. Joseph's shows toughness.

17 UCLA (9-2) Bruins need to learn to hold big leads.

18 MICHIGAN ST.

(9-4) Defense will win some for struggling Spartans.

19 OREGON

(9-3) Trip to Tucson will be revealing.

20 BUTLER

(13-0) Chance to run the Horizon League table.

21 SYRACUSE

(11-2) But unbeaten with Jim Boeheim on bench.

22 MIAMI

(13-0) Decent test against Georgetown.

23 WAKE FOREST

(9-3) Needs to beat Tar Heels to stay ranked.

24 MARQUETTE

(10-2) Still around despite loss to Wake Forest.

25 BALL ST.

(7-4) No shame in losses, including to Duke.

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