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VITALE TOP 25

December 11th, 2017

 

1. Villanova

2. Michigan State

3. Duke

4. North Carolina

5. Wichita State

6. Kentucky

7. Arizona State

8. Miami

9. West Virginia

10. Xavier

11. Kansas

12. Seton Hall

13. TCU

14. Texas A&M

15. Gonzaga

16. Virginia

17. Arizona

18. Florida State

19. Florida

20. Notre Dame

21. Purdue

22. Tennessee

23. Baylor

24. Creighton

25. Louisville

This and That

 

Week of Decoember 11th, 2017

 

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

*The Yankees saw Christmas come early with the word of a Giancarlo Stanton trade. My Rays will have to deal with the Yankee lineup now. 

*What if the Yankees went out and got Bryce Harper too? Wow, that would be scary.

*There was joy in Norman when Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy. The Sooner fans also have a gem in Trae Young on the hardwood,

*A tip of the hat to Boston College for upsetting then #1 Duke. The fans in Chestnut Hill went wild after that one.

*Bobby Hurley has Arizona State going in the right direction. Wins over St. John's and Kansas were impressive.

*Even with Carson Wentz hurt, the Eagles locked up the NFC East by beating the Rams in LA.

 

Stock Up and Down

 

Week of December 11th, 2017

 

Up

Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy.

The Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton.

Arizona State beat Kansas and St. John's.

Villanova continued to roll.

Devin Booker had a 46-point game.

Florida State knocked off Florida.

The Houston Rockets won nine in a row.

The Mariners acquired Dee Gordon.

Golden State won six straight games.

The Toronto Raptors won six in a row.

The Los Angeles Kings won eight straight games.

The Eagles beat the Rams.

Jack Morris and Alan Trammell made the baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Down

Rob Gronkowski received a one-game suspension.

Florida lost to Loyola-Chicago.

Notre Dame lost to Ball State.

Duke lost to Boston College.

The Brown remained winless.

The Giants fell to 2-11.

The Pistons dropped six in a row.

The Bengals lost badly to the Bears.

The Jets were shut out by the Broncos.

 

Quote of the Week

"Villanova coach Jay Wright is putting together a Hall of Fame resume."

  -Dick Vitale