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Power Rankings (cont.)

Posted: Monday January 15, 2007 10:49AM; Updated: Tuesday January 16, 2007 3:48PM
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NCAA Basketball Power Rankings
Rank LW School
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Ohio State Buckeyes (15-1)
Senior center Jessica Davenport is closing in on 2,000 career points. Davenport has powered the Buckeyes to an eight-game winning streak since a Dec. 10 loss to LSU.
Next three: 01/18 at Wisconsin; 01/21 vs. Illinois; 01/25 vs. Indiana
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Oklahoma Sooners (13-1)
The Sooners have talent and excellent leadership in a senior class that includes Chelsi Welch and Leah Rush. Together, the duo is contributing 21.4 points a game. Both add another dimension to the Sooners' offense from three-point range. Welch is shooting 52 percent from beyond the arc. Rush has connected on 48 percent of her long-range shots.
Next three: 01/17 at Oklahoma State; 01/20; at Colorado; 01/22 vs. Texas Tech
8 10
Stanford Cardinal (14-3)
Stanford must have learned a thing or two from those losses early in the season, because the Cardinal just keep rolling through the Pac-10 Conference. Stanford even stepped out of the league schedule last week to knock off South Carolina. While player of the year candidate Candice Wiggins can take over a game, Stanford has also shown it can get by without her. Wiggins has missed three games this season because of injuries. Each time, her team came up on the winning end.
Next three: 01/18 vs. Oregon; 01/20 vs. Oregon State; 01/25 at Arizona
9 11
Arizona State Sun Devils (16-2)
Once again, the Sun Devils had to come from behind and the good news is they've got the mentality to do it. The close calls, such as the one they had on Saturday in an 80-70 win at Oregon, are sure to help ASU down the stretch as well as in the NCAA tournament.
Next three: 01/18 vs. UCLA; 01/21 vs. USC; 01/25 vs. California
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LSU Tigers (16-2)
LSU's loss to Ole Miss reminds us just how good the SEC is. With Sylvia Fowles on the floor, the Tigers are still conference contenders. Freshman guard Allison Hightower is improving. Still, the Tigers need to be more consistent in helping Fowles. Once that happens, look out.
Next three: 01/18 vs. Kentucky; 01/21 at Alabama; 01/25 vs. Arkansas



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