The Dragons of Drexel University (12-5, 4-2) hopped VCU after adding an impressive home win over last week’s and current No.1, the George Mason Patriots (13-5, 5-1), bumping them up to third place. Drexel picked up four first place votes in the process.
Mason leads a tight race for the top spot, retaining five of their previous first-place votes from the previous week.
The Huskies of Northeastern (8-8, 4-2) were the biggest gainers behind Drexel, rising two spots to sixth after winning their third straight conference contest.
1. George Mason (5)
2. Georgia State (2)
2. Drexel (4)
5. Old Dominion
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, 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, Jerry Beach of the Hofstra blog Defiantly Dutch and Mat Shelton of VCURamNation.com.