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WEEKLY SEED REPORT
Grant Wahl
February 15, 1999
Seed watchers were abuzz as the most turbulent week in the report's illustrious—if brief—history was concluded. In all, 10 seeded teams from a week ago lost at least once, including three of the No. 1s: Connecticut, Cincinnati and Stanford. When the fax dust settled, our pollsters had elected two new No. 1s, Auburn and Michigan State, and had added a new name to the seedings, Miami of Florida.
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February 15, 1999

Weekly Seed Report

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Seed watchers were abuzz as the most turbulent week in the report's illustrious—if brief—history was concluded. In all, 10 seeded teams from a week ago lost at least once, including three of the No. 1s: Connecticut, Cincinnati and Stanford. When the fax dust settled, our pollsters had elected two new No. 1s, Auburn and Michigan State, and had added a new name to the seedings, Miami of Florida.

But those changes weren't the hottest topic. The big debate was over whether Duke or Connecticut should get the coveted top spot in the East. Some voters thought UConn shouldn't be penalized for losing to Syracuse, because the Huskies were without starters Richard Hamilton and Jake Voskuhl and then came back, still without Hamilton, to defeat Stanford in Palo Alto. But ultimately the voters were more impressed by the Blue Devils' second demolition, by a score of 95-77, of Maryland this season. Now No. 1 in the RPI rankings, the AP poll and schedule strength, the Blue Devils were accorded our No. 1 spot in the East as well.

EAST

1. Duke (23-1)
2. Kentucky (19-6)
3. St. John's (18-6)
4. Indiana (18-7)

SOUTH

1. Connecticut (20-1)
2. Maryland (20-4)
3. UCLA (17-5)
4. Miami (15-5)

MIDWEST

1. Michigan State (20-4)
2. Cincinnati (21-2)
3. Arizona (16-4)
4. North Carolina (19-6)

WEST

1. Auburn (22-1)
2. Stanford (19-4)
3. Ohio State (17-6)
4. Utah (18-4)

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