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VITALE TOP 25

January 22nd, 2018

 

  1. Villanova
  1. Virginia
  1. Purdue
  1. Duke
  1. Michigan State  
  1. West Virgin
  1. Kansas
  1. Xavier
  1. Arizona
  1. Cincinnati
  1. Oklahoma
  1. North Carolina
  1. Ohio State
  1. Texas Tech
  1. Wichita State
  1. Clemson
  1. Auburn
  1. Florida
  1. Arizona State
  1. Tennesseei
  1. Louisville
  1. Miami-Florida
  1. Rhode Island
  1. Gonzaga
  1. St. Mary's

 

 

Week of January 22nd, 2018

Each week I'll write about the world of sports:

*Tom Brady is simply the greatest of all-time. Brady proves once again why he is GOAT as he led the Patriots to the quest of another Super Bowl title.

*It was a tough stretch for Clemson fans. Donte Grantham, a PTPer, went out with ACL injury vs. ND. I wish him the best,.They also lose out to Duke for recruit Zion Williamson.

*This Auburn sports soap opera will be a real “HOT TOPIC” come March Madness. There is no denying BRUCE PEARL has done a fantastic job with this edition of Tigers hoops.

*What is wrong with the Cavaliers. They gave up 148 points in a loss to the thunder. LeBon and company have time to get it together.

*Tom Izzo’s team sent a message in a win over Indiana. His Spartans are back on track.

*Todd Haley is out as Steelers offensive coordinator. That was not the problem when giving up 45 to the Jaguars in a playoff loss.

Dying to know who Dick has ranked number one in College Hoops...for now? This is the place to find his latest thoughts on the game he loves, as well as his choices for the "Sweet Sixteen" of the week!

Read more: Weekly Sweet Sixteen

Week of January 22nd, 2018

UP


The Patriots and Eagles made it to the Super Bowl.
The Colorado Avalanche won nine straight games.
The Giants acquired Andrew McCutchen.
The Blue Jays added Curtis Granderson and Randal Grichuk.
The Thunder won four in a row.
The 76ers won three straight.
The Predators won five in a row.
Kansas beat West Virginia and Baylor.
Kansas State beat Oklahoma and TCU.
SMU upset Wichita State.
Florida beat Kentucky.

Down


The Tennessee Titans and Mike Mularkey parted ways.
Venus Williams, Coco Vandeweghe, Jack Sock, John Isner and Steve Johnson all lost early at the Aussie Open.
Kawhi Leonard was injured again.
The Cavs gave up 148 points to the Thunder.
Two Rockets were suspended for visiting the Clippers locker room. 
Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will miss 5-6 weeks with a cracked rib.
The Celtics have lost three in a row.
The Sacramento Kings have dropped seven straight.
Kentucky lost to South Carolina and Florida.

Think Dick Vitale only knows College Hoops? Think again. This is the place to learn Dickie V's quick thoughts about this week in sports.

Read more: Weekly Awards

Quote of the Week

"The Cats of BBN DO NOT have a W over a top 25 team ! That is so unusual for a John Calipari-coached team.

  -Dick Vitale