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Robyn Norwood's college basketball top 25:

February 14, 2007

*--* Rk Team (Rec.) Comment 1 FLORIDA (23-2) Joakim Noah and Al Horford each shoot better than 62% from the field. 2 WISCONSIN (24-2) Has everyone forgotten Wisconsin defeated Ohio State? 3 OHIO STATE (22-3) Conley, not Oden, is player Buckeyes would have trouble winning without. 4 UCLA (21-3) NCAA committee won't dwell on Bruins' loss to West Virginia. 5 NORTH CAROLINA (22-4) Losing to Virginia Tech twice is hardly the traditional route to an ACC title. 6 TEXAS A&M (21-4) Fortunately, Aggies don't figure to run into Texas Tech in the NCAAs. 7 KANSAS (21-4) Once a disappointment, the Jayhawks have won 15 of their last 17. 8 PITTSBURGH (22-4) Panthers can expect to see more zone defenses after loss to Louisville. 9 MEMPHIS (21-3) The Tigers' last loss was Dec. 20 at Arizona. 10 WASHINGTON ST. (21-4) Cougars take three-game win streak over Washington into tonight's game. 11 NEVADA (22-2) UNLV and New Mexico State are the only blemishes on Wolf Pack's record. 12 GEORGETOWN (19-5) Hoyas have consecutive 18-point victories over top-25 teams. 13 MARQUETTE (21-5) A loss to Georgetown ended an eight-game winning streak. 14 BOSTON COLLEGE (18-6) Say hello to the first-place team in the ACC. 15 USC (18-7) Trojans still hoping for one more chance against UCLA. 16 OREGON (20-5) Ducks are ranked behind USC because the Trojans swept them. 17 BUTLER (24-3) Bulldogs have won 22 in a row at home. 18 INDIANA (17-6) A 20-win Indiana team is in the NCAA tournament, automatic. 19 VIRGINIA TECH (18-7) Sweep of North Carolina, win over Duke put Hokies in good stead. 20 AIR FORCE (21-4) Three starters shoot better than 50%. 21 KENTUCKY (18-7) Wildcats' split with Tennessee might cost them later. 22 S. ILLINOIS (22-5) Bracket Buster game with Butler awaits Saturday. 23 OKLAHOMA STATE (19-6) Rematch of triple-overtime thriller against Texas was an Instant...Dud. 24 ARIZONA (17-7) This season, Lute Olson might be more into the Pac-10 tournament. 25 DUKE (18-7) Blue Devils reeling with four straight losses, but three were narrow.

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