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DICK VITALE TOP 25

January 21st, 2019

1-Tennessee

2-Duke

3-Virginia

4-Michigan

5-Michigan State

6- Gonzaga

7-Kentucky

8-Nevada

9-Marquette

10-North Carolina

11-Kansas

12-Buffalo

13-Auburn

14-Virginia Tech

15-Villanova

16-Maryland

17-Texas Tech

18-Houston

19-Nebraska

20-Louisville

21-Florida State

 22-Iowa

23-NC State

24-Iowa State

25-Kansas State

Weekly Awards

January 21st, 2019

 

PTP'ER OF THE WEEK: James Harden

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Los Angeles Rams

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Brooklyn over Houston

STOCK UP: Syracuse basketball

STOCK DOWN: Roger Federer

 

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ja Morant, Murray State

He totaled 67 points and 20 assists in a pair of wins.

 

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Purdue

The Boilermakers beat Wisconsin and Indiana.

 

COACH OF THE WEEK: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse

His Orange beat Duke and Pittsburgh.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: RJ Barrett, Duke

He had 30 points vs. Virginia.

 

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: West Virginia over Kansas

The Mountaineers earned their first Big 12 win of the season.

This and That

 

Week of January 21st, 2019

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

*The AFC and NFC Championship games both went to OT and were absolutely awesome with a capital A! Tom Brady is simply the greatest of all-time.

*College basketball is so wide open. Michigan fell from the unbeaten ranks. Kansas was upset by West Virginia. Tennessee just got by Alabama.

*This is winning in the game of life. The John⁩ Calipari Foundation provided relief for over 400 furloughed federal workers.

*Talk about having super success with transfer QB’s. Oklahoma will be called QB nation! Will former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts be the third consecutive ⁦Heisman winner!

*The NCAA waiver system is wacky, it is being totally abused as is the fifth-year graduate situation for transfers. I believe it is violating the original intent in many ways.

 *All the naysayers with their negative attitudes, say what you want about Tim Tebow’s dream of playing major league baseball. I have super respect for the effort he is making.

Stock Up and Down

Week of January 21st, 2019

 

Up

The Rams and Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl.

James Harden had a 58 and a 57-point game.

Jalen Hurts transferred to Oklahoma.

The Yankees signed Adam Ottavino.

The Angels signed Corey Allen.

Maryland hoops has seven straight wins.

Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst got a contract extension.

John Harbaugh got a contract extension.

Duke beat Virginia.

Manny Pacquiao beat Adrian Bronner.

Tennessee has 12 straight wins.

Down

Duke was upset by Syracuse.

Texas Tech lost to Iowa State.

Mississippi lost to LSU.

The Cowboys fired OC Scott Linehan.

Kansas lost to West Virginia.

Michigan fell from the unbeaten ranks.

Virginia suffered its first loss of the season.

Florida State lost to Boston College and Pittsburgh.

Quote of the Week

“What a great Super Bowl matchup."

-Dick Vitale