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Friday, February 16, 2007

SI.Com's Power Rankings

The Hoyas have burst into Luke Winn's Power Rankings as the number 9 team in the land. As some may remember, Mr. Winn was fairly high on the Hoyas at the beginning of the season. He even came down to DC to watch them play, believing they were the cream of the Big East crop. Unfortunately, the game he came to see was the fiasco against ODU at McDonough.

Luke is impressed by how far the Hoyas have come.

Georgetown Hoyas (19-5)
Wow. This is really not the same Hoyas team I saw lose to Old Dominion at home in November. Not even close. West Virginia coach John Beilein, considered the college game's top tactician, called Georgetown's 71-53 win over his team "a clinic." "I can't wait to watch the film and learn what they're doing, because they're terrific," Beilein told the Washington Times. During their eight-game Big East winning streak the Hoyas' offense has become a well-oiled machine, surging to No. 1 in the nation in Ken Pomeroy's efficiency rankings. Their top six players in minutes all have personal efficiency ratings of 110 or higher (including Roy Hibbert's absurd 131.1), and as a team they're scoring 1.267 points per possession. Next three: 2/17 at Villanova, 2/21 at Cincinnati, 2/24 vs. Pittsburgh.

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