Who's hot this week in the world of sports ...
1. Vinny Lecavalier. Two goals in the opener shows he's picking up right where he left off.
2. Colorado Rockies. Have gone from an eyelash of not making playoffs to one victory from NLCS.
3. Steve Spurrier. The Ol' Head Ball Coach might have himself a BCS contender.
4. New England Patriots. Clearly the best team in the NFL at the moment.
5. USF. Still can't believe this is the No. 6 team in the country.
6. Delmon Young. Shows maturity for apologizing for critical comments. But I'm keeping an eye on you.
7. NASCAR. Chase is heating up with Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon separated by a mere six points.
8. Greg Biffle. Speaking of NASCAR, Biffle ends 28-race winless streak at Kansas City.
9. Carlos Pena. Deserves a few MVP votes for his monster season.
10. Johan Holmqvist. Lightning goalie looked like a true No. 1. Well, for one night anyway.
Who's not hot this week in the world of sports ...
1. Marion Jones. How depressing to hear U.S. track star admit to doping.
2. Chicago Cubs. Really going out with a bang, huh?
3. Tim McClelland. Umpire blows call on deciding run of one-game playoff between Rockies and Padres.
4. San Diego Padres. Hard to feel sorry for a team that lost seven out of 11, including last three, to blow playoff spot.
5. Cadillac Williams. The poor Bucs running back might never be the same after gruesome knee injury.
6. Luke Petitgout. Injury to Bucs left tackle might hurt team more than Cadillac's injury.
7. Tony Joiner. Gator captains aren't supposed to be doing anything but sleeping or studying at 4:30 a.m.
8. Bill Evers. So the Rays problems are solved now that they fired this good guy?
9. Jim Hickey. Drinking. Driving. Hitting a car. Scuffling with police. Not the best moment for the Rays pitching coach.
10. New York Mets. Choking dogs lose six of last seven to blow NL East.