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Syracuse's Tyus Battle tries to get past Florida State's Braian Angola in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

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No. 10 Local college home highlights include Air Force baseball Sunday, Friday and Saturday and UCCS baseball Friday to Saturday

No. 9 NASCAR’s top teams are at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Sunday

No. 8 The Colorado Rapids host Kansas City on Sunday and visit Dallas on Saturday

No. 7 Seattle plays Oakland in Tokyo for a soft opening to the MLB season Wednesday and Thursday before the bulk of the openers next week

No. 6 The Denver Nuggets visit Boston Monday, Washington Thursday and the Knicks Friday

No. 5 Prep highlights include the Palmer Terror Invite track meet Saturday at Garry Berry and the boys’ swimming and diving CHSAA Invite at Thornton’s VMAC on Friday and Saturday

No. 4 The NCAA women’s basketball tournament starts Saturday after Selection Monday

No. 3 The Colorado Avalanche have a crucial game at Minnesota on Tuesday after hosting the Devils Sunday, then visit Dallas Thursday and host Chicago on Saturday

No. 2 If Colorado College advances in its conference hockey tournament (through Sunday, and possibly Monday) it goes to semifinals this coming weekend

No. 1 The NCAA men’s basketball tournament starts Tuesday with a full load beginning Thursday

Also receiving votes:

World figure skating takes place all week in Japan with some having area ties

This Sunday is Selection Sunday for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament

Other local college highlights include Air Force women’s tennis Sunday and men’s gymnastics Saturday, UCCS women’s soccer Sunday, men’s lacrosse Monday and Friday, and softball Saturday, and CC women’s lacrosse Monday and men’s lacrosse Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

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