UPDATE: Stanford's impressive play of late continues to generate buzz around the program's chances of turning this season around completely. At 15-9 on the year, the Cardinal still have plenty of work to do. But they're one of the hotter teams around at the moment, and the NCAA Tournament isn't out of reach by any means. Our own Joe Lunardi has them slotted in at No. 69 right now -- the dubious distinction of "first team out" of the Field of 68. But Johnny Dawkins' squad will take that for the time being, considering where they were three weeks ago. With plenty of winnable games remaining -- as well as potential resume-building tilts with UCLA, No. 23 Oregon and Colorado -- Stanford still has an opportunity to make some noise.