Rams steady at No.1 in CAA Bloggers Poll, Mason rises
VCU remains atop this week’s CAA Bloggers poll after adding to their impressive win total, currently at 11, 10 by the time votes were submitted. Tonight they’ll take on this week’s third place team Georgia State, who actually fell one spot from last week’s poll (editors note: votes are due before Monday night games, thus excluding the Panthers home win against Drexel).
Voters were likely impressed by George Mason’s road win against a tough College of Charleston squad who came into the meeting a respectable 10-2 with wins over Clemson, UMass, Tennessee and an underrated Coastal Carolina squad.
Old Dominion jumped two spots in this week’s poll after nearly taking down the eighth-ranked and unbeaten Missouri Tigers in Norfolk.
UNCW rounds out the list of risers after winning four of their six games by the time of this week’s voting.
1. VCU (11)
2. George Mason
3. Georgia State
4. 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.