|The Racers danced with excitement when I informed them of their inclusion|
in my latest Power 16. This is the type of reaction we like to see here at Sportstemps.
January's nearly over and there's still quite a bit of shuffling going on. Syracuse finally lost, a third team entered the ACC title discussion (Florida St.), Wisconsin's back making the Big Ten more muddled than ever, and mid-majors are on the rise. February is the most important month of the year since it's the last chance for teams to grab quality wins before the conference tournaments and mid-majors get to play in Bracket Busters. This is also the month where the average fan who wants to win money in their bracket pools should begin to pay attention. Read on to see who's moved since the last Power 16.
vs. RPI top 50
Though Syracuse lost at Notre Dame, they still sit atop the Big East and are an impressive 4-0 against the RPI top 50 with three of those wins coming against top 25 teams. Kentucky won a close one last weekend against Alabama and now have a commanding lead in the SEC. Their only loss remains a one point defeat at Indiana making this team a lock for a 1 seed. Don't look now but Ohio St. is officially on a roll - playing Nebraska and Penn St. helps - and are sitting in a first place tie with Michigan St. in the Big Ten. UNC moves into the 1's almost by default as Baylor continues to struggle with the best teams.