Horizon League Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 9, 2011

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Horizon League Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 9, 2011
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With this weekend's action in the books, all ten Horizon League teams now have five or six games under their belts.  As teams play more games, things are beginning to sort out the way many expected. 

One thing is certain: there is no complete team poised to run away with the conference (as Butler did last season).  The top four teams will be battling it out all year for the coveted double-byes given to the top-two seeds in the conference tournament.

One month in to conference play, three of the preseason favorites (Butler, Valparaiso, and Detroit) are in a four-way tie atop the conference (along with a surprising Wright State team) with Cleveland State sitting a half-game back. 

Recent losing streaks have sent the Chicago schools tumbling in the standings.  The Wisconsin schools have had some good wins and bad losses on their way to near-.500 marks. 

In spite of their near-upset of Butler Sunday afternoon, Youngstown State continues to look like the whipping-boy it has been since joining the conference in 2001.

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