In case you haven't heard, and if you're enough of a VCU fan you have heard but I need to cover all bases, the Rams were voted to the top ten in both the AP poll and the USAToday/Coaches poll. That's a first worth celebrating.
And don't give me the "we haven't accomplished anything" speech or the "it's November" speech. Look here Johnny Coldwater, there are only nine other teams in this club. I'm celebrating. Take your schlub outlook on life elsewhere. Of course those statements are true and of course VCU has 28 more regular season games and however many we get to play in the postseason. But for the love of enjoyment soak in this first-ever achievement for 24 hours. We will get back to the grind tomorrow.
In that spirit, and buoyed by a social media challenge and with apologies to David Letterman, I present--from the home office in Cut Bank, Montana--the top 10 reasons VCU made it into the top 10 of the college basketball polls:
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 10:</span> It&#039;s a rule--your centers go 3-3 from three, and you are automatically put into the top 10.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 9:</span>&#160;The CAA bylaw prohibiting a team from leaving the conference and being ranked in the top ten aged off.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 8:</span>&#160;Ken Pomeroy had VCU 10th yesterday.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 7:</span>&#160;10? It&#039;s a movie with Bo Derek, but that&#039;s not important right now.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 6:</span>&#160;Other major conference teams lost positions while trying to buy healthcare online.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 5:</span>&#160;Ed McLaughlin delivered the northern vote.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 4:</span>&#160;ESPN is close to launching and wanted the lift.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 3:</span>&#160;Richmond mayor&#160;Dwight Jones promised the AP he&#039;d build them a stadium.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Number 2:</span>&#160;Billy Packer is out of the country.
<span style="text-decoration:underline;">And the number one reason VCU made it into the top 10: </span>Krzyzewski said so.