Posted: Monday December 4, 2006 12:26PM; Updated: Monday December 4, 2006 1:14PM
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NCAA Basketball Power Rankings
Connecticut Huskies (4-0)
The Huskies certainly looked like contenders again last week when they beat Purdue. They've been balanced on offense with four players averaging double figures. If that game is any indication of what's to come, opponents better look out for Renee Montgomery. The sophomore came up with the offense when the Huskies needed it, scoring 26 points against the Boilermakers.
Next three: 12/04 at Holy Cross; 12/07 at Georgetown; 12/18 at Virginia
Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0)
It's pretty much the same old story for the Buckeyes. When Jessica Davenport plays well, so do they. So far, Davenport is playing pretty darn well. She's averaging 21.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.4 blocks. That's why the Buckeyes are off to their best start since the 2000-01 season.
Next three: 12/10 at LSU; 12/16 vs. Alabama A&M; 12/17 vs. Howard
Georgia Bulldogs (7-0)
With or without All-America Tasha Humphrey, the Bulldogs have been downright impressive. In fact, Humphrey's absence gave other players the chance to shine. They still are -- even with Humphrey back in the lineup. But there's always room for Humphrey. She's scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in her first two games back from suspension.
Next three: 12/07 vs. Middle Tennessee State; 12/15 at Savannah State; 12/17 vs. TCU
Arizona State Sun Devils (7-1)
Sadly, it's been a rough time for Arizona State off the court, but the Sun Devils are doing a good job of remaining focused on it. They have won two straight since learning of the death of Aubree Johnson's younger brother. Fellow starters, Emily Westerberg and Reagan Pariseau traveled to Idaho with Johnson for her brother's funeral. The rest of the team carried on, winning the ASU Classic on Saturday.
Next three: 12/06 at Gonzaga; 12/14 at UC-Irvine; 12/18 vs. Texas Tech
Purdue Boilermakers (7-1)
The Boilermakers rebounded from their loss at Connecticut with a 69-44 win over Gonzaga. While Katie Gearlds is usually the first name that comes to mind when talking about Purdue, Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton is a constant inside. Wisdom-Hylton is a tough defender, averaging 3.3 blocks. She also leads the team with 9.3 rebounds.
Next three: 12/06 at Notre Dame; 12/10 at Butler; 12/16 vs. Mississippi State