After controlling the top spot the past four weeks, VCU (11-5, 2-2) fell to third in the latest CAA Bloggers Poll after falling at home to the surprising Georgia State Panthers (11-4, 3-1) followed by a 6-point road loss to the rising Drexel Dragons (10-5, 2-2).
George Mason (12-4, 4-0) takes control of the top spot, gathering 9-of-11 first place votes after tough wins against Old Dominion (8-8, 3-1) in Norfolk and squeaking by Georgia State in Fairfax.
Ron Hunter’s surprising Panther squad jumped the Rams and picked up one first place vote on the week.
Drexel, UNCW (7-7, 3-1) and Northeastern (6-8, 2-2) also rose in this weeks poll, Drexel cracking the top four, and UNCW rising two spots to join the upper half of the conference.
1. George Mason (9)
2. Georgia State (1)
3. VCU (1)
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.