While most of the favorites are well established as the season pushes past the midway point, the week-to-week shuffling among the nation's elite is sure to continue down the stretch, even if the very top of this list remains unchanged this week.
Kyle Busch's hopes of advancing into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship took a big hit when he was involved in a multi-car crash during Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Breakin' up is hard to do, at least according to Neil Sedaka.
The Tampa Bay Rays promoted Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander each to the role of vice president of baseball operations.
Indiana Pacers power forward David West left Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury.
New York Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski won't travel with his club to Pittsburgh for a Saturday night contest, and is out indefinitely.