1. Memphis: 4-0
CDR is as good as advertised, and Derrick Rose as already shown he can take and make big shots.
2. North Carolina: 2-0
Held off a good Davidson team. Sophomore Wayne Ellington has looked good in the early season.
3. UCLA: 3-0
Even without Darren Collison, UCLA's defense has been impressive, allowing just 44ppg.
4. Kansas: 3-0
Getting Brandon Rush back helps. Losing Sherron Collins hurts.
5. Georgetown: 2-0
Dismantling of Michigan was impressive, but 15 point win over William and Mary was closer than the final score said.
6. Louisville: 2-0
Terrence Williams showcased his all-around talents in posting the third triple double in Louisville history.
7. Tennessee: 3-0
Four players averaging double figures. Chris Lofton is not one of them. Have not looked dominating.
8. Indiana: 2-0
Eric Gordon has been sensational, following up his record 33 points debut with 21 vs. Longwood.
9. Michigan State: 2-0
Raymarr Morgan may be the best sophomore in the country.
10. Washington State: 3-0
Have overcome slow starts in two of the three victories.
11. Marquette: 2-0
Two lackluster wins over two very mediocre opponents.
12. Oregon: 4-0
Even with the loss of Aaron Brooks, Oregon has been putting up 90ppg.
13. Duke: 2-0
Freshman Kyle Singler can do it all. Can Jon Scheyer turn into an elite ACC player.
14. Texas: 3-0
AJ Abrams and DJ Augustin provide a potent backcourt.
15. Gonzaga: 3-0
Freshman Austin Daye is for real, but Gonzaga's success still hinges on Heytvelt's return.
16. Pittsburgh: 4-0
Sam Young is the next in line of dominant Pitt big man.
17. Texas A&M: 4-0
Wins include UTEP and Oral Roberts, two tough teams. Real tests come in the next three games - Alabama, Washington, Arizona.
18. Kansas State: 3-0
Michael Beasley's first three games: 34 and 22, 30 and 14, 28 and 22. When this team gets fully healthy, watch out.
19. Southern Illinois: 1-0
As always, SIU's defense is practically impenetrable.
20. USC: 2-1
Loss to Mercer was embarassing, but OJ Mayo and Taj Gibson are both for real.
21. Syracuse: 3-0
Three not-so-impressive wins thus far, but Jonny Flynn and Donte Green are both legit, and Paul Harris can do it all.
22. Villanova: 2-0
Came back to knock off a solid Bucknell team. Shane Clark has looked impressive early-on.
23. Florida: 4-0
Looks like Billy Donovan knew what he was doing in coming back. Great crop of freshman, and a bunch of returners hungry to prove that Florida still has some talent.
24. Virginia: 3-0
Looks like Senior Sean Singletary is out to prove something.
t25. Davidson: 1-1
If Stephon Curry's wrist injury is serious, Davidson's season could be in jeopardy.
t25. Connecticut: 3-1
Looked impressive in the loss to Memphis. Need more post consistency.
Notes - Arizona looks like they are heading for another underachieving year. Winthrop stays undefeated by knocking off Georgia Tech, handing the Jackets there second loss. North Carolina State, Stanford, Kentuck all got upset. Watch out for Notre Dame - not a lot of star power, but a lot of guys that can flat out play.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
1. Memphis: 4-0
Posted by Rob Dauster at 9:00 PM