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Weekly Seed Report
Posted: Tuesday February 15, 2000 12:02 PMThere was blood on the ballots again this week as 10 of the 16 teams in last week's report lost at least once. The biggest loser, of course, was Syracuse, which validated the cynicism over its weak schedule with a pair of defeats and plummeted from a top seed to a No. 3. That created a scramble for the vacant No. 1 spot in the South, which went to Arizona in a tight race with Tennessee.
The other big losers of the week were Oklahoma and Connecticut, with the Huskies dropping out of the seedings for the first time, thanks to their second loss to Notre Dame this season. Moving in for the first time were Iowa State and Temple, which debuted as third and fourth seeds, respectively.
Issue date: February 21, 2000