Work in Sports
Weekly Seed Report
Posted: Tuesday February 29, 2000 02:37 PMThere have been changes aplenty since last we met in this space two weeks ago. Foremost among them was the demise of Auburn, which at one point in January was a No. 1 seed and now figures to be out of our seedings permanently as a result of the suspension of star forward Chris Porter. Porter was sent home to Auburn on the eve of the Tigers' game at Florida last Saturday because he had accepted money from an agent. If he's done for the season, the Tigers will be going home early, too -- from the NCAAs.
A welcome back is in order, however, for St. John's, which beat Syracuse, Connecticut and Duke in succession. The wins over the last two made the Red Storm unique: It is the first team to beat both of the previous year's NCAA tournament finalists in a single week.
Issue date: March 6, 2000