Scouting Reports Everybody's off and running to get to the Final Four in Atlanta, but when it's all over, Duke figures to be the winner again

November 19, 2001

TOP 20

1 Duke
2 Illinois
3 Kentucky
4 Kansas
5 Maryland
6 UCLA
7 Florida
8 St. Joseph's
9 Missouri
10 Iowa
11 Memphis
12 Stanford
13 Virginia
14 USC
15 Kent State
16 Oklahoma State
17 Temple
18 Georgetown
19 Arizona
20 W. Kentucky

A WORD ABOUT OUR REPORT CARDS

Winning isn't everything or the only thing, especially in
college basketball, in which schools' conduct still counts for
something. In that spirit each scouting report includes a report
card, which indicates the school's graduation rate (using the
NCAA's latest study, of players who entered school in the four
seasons up to and including 1994-95; to qualify as a graduate, a
player had to get his degree within six years), its average
number of wins over the last 10 years and its NCAA tournament
record during that span. The report card also shows how many top
recruits the school got in the last 10 years and how many
players it has in the NBA--a measure of how well it develops its
players--as well as the number of players who transferred, which
indicates how stable the program is. (The Transfers category
includes scholarship players who left school for any reason
other than to go to the NBA; note also that in the NCAA's
statistics on graduation rates, all players who leave early are
counted as nongraduates, even if they earn a degree at another
school.)

Finally, the report card includes an examination of behavior--of
the coaching staff and the players--which was factored in by
SI's panel of editors in assessing an overall grade.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MANNY MILLAN Brett Nelson (10) and the Gators ran into an unexpected obstacle against Arizona last week, but look for Florida to be in the thick of the title chase.

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