Reviewing week two...
--Not a whole lot of movement in the Super 25 this week. The most significant change I made was moving St. Joseph up to #2 and dropping Marshall to #3. I still think that Marshall has more talent and will be a better team than St. Joe's by the end of the season, but right now the Commandos are struggling. Either Mike Stovall or Ryan Hare has to step up and replace Patrick Beverley's leadership and scoring. They both have the basketball ability.
--The most impressive team I saw this weekend was Curie. The Condors have almost everyone back from last season and it looks like they all got stronger and taller. Mike Oliver has them playing their usual up-tempo style. They've got 8-10 guys that can all handle the ball and shoot, and like the best Curie teams of the past few years, they seem to relish playing defense.
--Watch out for Leo sophomore James Pointer. He's got some incredible skills. Friday against Mount Carmel he spent most of the game attacking the basket, so I'm not sure what kind of a shooter he is. He has the physical ability to develop into one of the top guards in the sophomore class.
--Von Steuben guard Mike DiNunno was just as good, and maybe better, than advertised. The Sun-Times' Clyde Travis said earlier this fall that DiNunno could be an all-city player. Clyde was right. In fact, all three of Von's guards played very well together. However, unless the big men start playing consistently well, the Panthers will have trouble matching up with the size of Simeon, Marshall, Crane and Washington.