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Rankings

November 17, 2009|Shannon Ryan

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1

KANSAS (1-0)

Xavier Henry meets his would-have-been teammates today against Memphis, where he originally committed.

2

MICHIGAN STATE (1-0)

Walking medical chart Raymar Morgan played in the Spartans' opener despite an ankle sprain.

3

TEXAS (1-0)

When the heralded freshmen struggled, the Longhorns' seniors picked it up in the opener against UC Irvine.

4

KENTUCKY (2-0)

The Wildcats handled their own while freshman John Wall served a suspension before making his debut.

5

NORTH CAROLINA (3-0)

Another bullet in the chamber for the Tar Heels, who signed prep star Harrison Barnes.

6

WEST VIRGINIA (1-0)

The Mountaineers can't afford to go too long without Devin Ebanks, who missed the opener for "personal issues."

7

VILLANOVA (2-0)

Any time a 6-9 center's eligibility is questioned is a worry to a coach, but the NCAA cleared Mouphtaou Yarou in time to play 20 minutes in 'Nova's opening victory.

8

PURDUE (1-0)

Seventeen points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks. Yeah, Robbie Hummel feels fine.

9

CALIFORNIA (2-0)

Can Jerome Randle bust Syracuse's zone defense Thursday?

10

TENNESSEE (1-0)

Bruce Pearl goes for win No. 100 at Tennessee today vs. North Carolina Asheville.

11

DUKE (2-0)

As the only true guard in the lineup, Jon Scheyer recorded 37 turnover-free minutes against North Carolina Greensboro.

12

BUTLER (1-0)

Blame it on opening-day nerves, but the Bulldogs survived a challenge by Davidson.

13

CONNECTICUT (2-0)

A torn toenail is nothing compared with a torn knee ligament. Jerome Dyson scored 27 points despite the big toe problem.

14

MICHIGAN (1-0)

What a start! Manny Harris recorded the school's second triple-double.

15

WASHINGTON (3-0)

Quincy Pondexter, the Huskies' lone senior, scored 29 against Portland State.

16

OKLAHOMA (1-0)

Four Mt. St. Mary's defenders tried to stop Willie Warren at one point.

17

DAYTON (1-0)

A showdown with Georgia Tech looms Thursday.

18

GEORGETOWN (1-0)

Greg Monroe looked like a leader with 18 points against Tulane.

19

OHIO STATE (2-0)

The Buckeyes can jump in the polls with a victory against North Carolina on Thursday.

20

GEORGIA TECH (1-0)

Freshmen Brian Oliver and Derrick Favors combined for 22 points in their debuts.

21

LOUISVILLE (1-0)

The Cardinals open against Arkansas today in St. Louis.

22

CLEMSON (1-0)

Tigers hit 14 threes vs. Presbyterian.

23

ILLINOIS (1-0)

Freshman Brandon Paul made it look easy for the Illini in a 96-69 win over SIU-Edwardsville.

24

MINNESOTA (2-0)

Tubby Smith maintained his perfect record in home nonconference games despite suspending freshman Royce White.

25

NOTRE DAME (2-0)

The "other Hansbrough," Ben, scored 19 in his Irish debut.

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sryan@tribune.com

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