Doug McDermott tops power rankings

Originally Published: March 11, 2014
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When Doug McDermott returned to Creighton for his senior season rather than enter the NBA draft, some wondered if he had made a mistake.

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone holding that opinion now, given his steady climb into the stratosphere of the NCAA record book. With a 45-point performance in the Bluejays' regular-season finale, McDermott became the eighth Division I player to score more than 3,000 career points and passed Oscar Robertson for eighth all-time. That's exclusive company, and it merits McDermott being named No. 1 in this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings.

Brad Keselowski was second in the rankings for his exciting win at Las Vegas, followed by Duke freshman Jabari Parker, the Rockets' James Harden and World Golf Championship winner Patrick Reed rounding out the top five.

2014 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman

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The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events in that seven-day span.

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