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Rutgers back at No. 1 after rebounding from Vols loss

Posted: Monday February 18, 2008 8:17PM; Updated: Tuesday February 19, 2008 9:16AM
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Rutgers' luck has turned. After rebounding from that controversial loss at Tennessee with a 71-50 win over South Florida, the Scarlet Knights hold the No. 1 spot in this week's power rankings.

NCAA Basketball Power Rankings
Rank LW School
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights (19-3)
The Scarlet Knights have C. Vivian Stringer three wins away from joining Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and former Texas coach Jody Conradt on the 800 wins list.

Next three: 02/19 vs. Notre Dame; 02/23 at Providence; 02/27 vs. DePaul
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UConn Huskies (24-1)
Thanks to having the largest margin of victory in the country, as well as LSU's upset of the Lady Vols, the Huskies returned to the top spot in the AP poll for the second time this season, and to No. 2 in the rankings.

Next three: 02/20 vs. Marquette; 02/23 vs. St. John's; 02/25 at LSU
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Tennessee Lady Vols (23-2)
After snatching six steals in Sunday's win against Vanderbilt, Alexis Hornbuckle needs four more to top Bridgette Gordon's 19-year-old team record of 333.

Next three: 02/21 at Alabama; 02/24 vs. Mississippi State; 02/28 vs. Florida
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North Carolina Tar Heels (24-2)
According to USA Today, Erlana Larkins spent much of her downtime during a game against Virgina with "an ice pack strapped to each knee and each shin" in addition to an already-padded broken wrist. Her reason for coping? "It's the love," she told the paper. "I can't explain it other than that."

Next three: 02/21 at Miami; 02/25 vs. North Carolina State; 03/02 vs. Duke
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Maryland Terrapins (27-2)
The Terps welcomed the new additions to coach Brenda Frese's family -- she gave birth to two healthy twin boys on Sunday -- by pulling out a win over ACC rival Duke.

Next three: 02/24 vs. Florida State; 03/02 at N.C. State; 03/06-03/09 at ACC tournament

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