After three straight dominating performances including this Friday’s blowout of crosstown rival Richmond, the Rams picked up six more first place votes (nine total) than last week, coming just two votes off a unanimous No.1 by the voters.
George Mason grabbed the only other first place votes (2) and once again checked in at a solid second.
Georgia State continued it’s rise, jumping from fifth in last week’s poll to third this week after reeling off seven straight wins in dominating fashion.
Northeastern continued their fall after kicking off the season’s poll as No.1, dropping all the way down to eighth place this week.
1. VCU (9)
2. George Mason (2)
3. 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”, Brian Mull of Wilmington’s Star News Online, 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, Rob Abbott of JMUSportsBlog.com and Mat Shelton of VCURamNation.com