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WEEKLY SEED REPORT
Grant Wahl
February 08, 1999
If there was a consensus among our voters, it was that there were only 15 teams worth putting in the top four seeds. Voting on those 15 was nearly unanimous, but several schools were mentioned for the last No. 4 seed. The leader of the Others Receiving Votes was Utah, making its first appearance among our seeds this week even though the Utca weren't even ranked in last week's AP Top 25.
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February 08, 1999

Weekly Seed Report

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If there was a consensus among our voters, it was that there were only 15 teams worth putting in the top four seeds. Voting on those 15 was nearly unanimous, but several schools were mentioned for the last No. 4 seed. The leader of the Others Receiving Votes was Utah, making its first appearance among our seeds this week even though the Utca weren't even ranked in last week's AP Top 25.

The other big news was Maryland's double-digit loss to Wake Forest. That sent the Terps packing to the West and allowed Michigan State to come closer to home. As for this week, the word among many voters was that Connecticut must win at Stanford to hold off Duke for the No. 1 spot in the East.

EAST

1. Connecticut (19-0)
2. Auburn (20-1)
3. Wisconsin (19-3)
4. Utah (16-4)

MIDWEST

1. Cincinnati (20-1)
2. Michigan State (18-4)
3. North Carolina (18-5)
4. UCLA (15-5)

SOUTH

1. Duke (21-1)
2. Kentucky (19-4)
3. Arizona (15-3)
4. Ohio State (16-6)

WEST

1. Stanford (18-3)
2. Maryland (19-3)
3. St. John's (17-5)
4. Iowa (15-4)

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