The Rams picked up three first-place votes, second to only George Mason’s four, but still found themselves a fraction ahead of the Patriots in this week’s rankings.
Northeastern saw the week’s biggest decline, falling from first to sixth after two straight losses, one being a home L to the Monarchs of Old Dominion who jumped a spot to third while picking up one first-place vote in this week’s rankings.
Drexel, the CAA’s official preseason No.1 selection, dropped two spots from last week’s poll, checking in at eighth place after falling to 2-4on the season.
Georgia State was the week’s biggest riser after reeling off six straight wins, jumping from ninth to fifth in this week’s poll.
1. VCU (3)
2. Mason (4)
3. ODU (1)
4. JMU (1)
5. Georgia State
11. William & Mary
(first place votes in bold)
The voting panel is made up of CAA die-hard bloggers from around the league. This week’s list includes Michael Litos of CAAHoops.com and author of “Cinderella: Inside the Rise of Mid-Major College Basketball”, Jerry Beach of the Hofstra blog Defiantly Dutch, Ryan Kish of GMUHoops.com, Rob Russell of William & Mary’s Gheorghe: The Blog, Ben Moore of PantherTalk.com, Joseph Suhoski of ODU blog VBR Productions, Mike Brodsky who provides freelance coverage of Northeastern, Matthew Schlissel of TowsonTigers.com and Mat Shelton of VCURamNation.com