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THE TIMES’ RANKINGS

ROBYN NORWOOD’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS

1 DUKE (5-0) Scary part is that Blue Devils are not playing as well as they can.

2 ARIZONA (3-0) Kansas and Illinois ahead for young Wildcats.

3 MISSOURI (5-0) Clarence Gilbert stealing the show.

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4 MARYLAND (4-1) Take that, Illini.

5 FLORIDA (2-1) Record should be fine by SEC season time.

6 SYRACUSE (6-0) Nice run to Preseason NIT title.

7 STANFORD (3-0) Like Arizona, Casey (Jacobsen) and Co. look fine.

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8 ILLINOIS (5-1) Loss to Maryland wasn’t close, surprisingly.

9 IOWA (4-2) Got introduction to Blue Devils Tuesday.

10 BALL STATE (2-1) Ball Nation, if it had beaten Duke.

11 KANSAS (2-1) Bouncing back from Ball State loss.

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12 UCLA (2-1) Pepperdine shouldn’t cause local trouble.

13 WAKE FOREST (5-1) Dave Odom left plenty for Skip Prosser.

14 KENTUCKY (2-1) Kyle Macy’s Morehead State team was no problem.

15 OKLAHOMA STATE (6-0) Maurice Baker shooting 58%.

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16 WESTERN KENTUCKY (4-1) Slipped up in double overtime at Creighton.

17 VIRGINIA (3-0) Michigan State game today will be an indication.

18 FRESNO STATE (3-1) Watch out: Tark has beaten USC and Michigan State.

19 ALABAMA (4-1) Gave Memphis freshman Dajuan Wagner another taste of losing.

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20 MICHIGAN STATE (2-2) Youth is showing at the moment.

21 MEMPHIS (4-2) Wagner has his pop, Milt, along for company.

22 MARQUETTE (5-0) Nice week: Beat Tennessee, Indiana, Gonzaga.

23 ST. JOSEPH’S (2-1) Coach Martelli probably needs a martini when he thinks of Eastern Washington.

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24 GEORGIA (4-0) Jim Harrick meets Georgia State’s Lefty Driesell next week.

25 GEORGETOWN (4-1) Half-strength at the moment.


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