The Rams entered the poll for the first time since the ’84-’85 season last week, and were able to move up after surviving an overtime thriller against St. Joseph’s, then followed that with a 90-63 road dismantling of Duquesne.
The Rams are currently tied for the nation’s second longest winning streak with the Butler Bulldogs at 13 games. Kansas has won their last 15.
VCU has not lost since falling 68-65 to the No.22 Missouri Tigers on November 24th in the Bahamas. All of VCU’s three losses are to teams currently ranked in the top 25.
The Rams climbed three spots in the USA Today Coaches Poll as well, jumping from 19th to 16th.
VCU is currently 16-3 and a perfect 4-0 in the Atlantic 10 heading into a sold-out Thursday rivalry battle at the University of Richmond.