Tuesday, February 21, 2006

CAA News

With March Madness thinking starting to move to the front burner, these notes are from the Colonial Athletic Association's weekly update: George Mason is the first CAA team since Navy was No. 18 in 1987 to be nationally ranked, when it was named No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today poll this week.

Meanwhile, five CAA teams are ranked among the nation's top 70 D-I schools, according to the current RPI ratings released by Collegiate Basketball News: George Mason is No. 19; UNC Wilmington is No. 37; Hofstra is No. 46; Old Dominion is No. 52; VCU is No. 69.

The annual CAA men's basketball tournament, featuring all 12 teams, will take place at the Richmond Coliseum, Mar. 3-6. At this point maybe half of them seem capable of winning it. The tournament's champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA's Big Dance.
Photo credit: F.T. Rea


Howling Latina said...

Oh boy, I've never been to a March Madness game.

How exciting is that!

F.T. Rea said...

howling latina: Well, if you like basketball there's nothing like the intensity of postseason tournament basketball. That especially goes for the NCAA tournament, which follows all conference play. In years gone by, early rounds of both the men's and women's NCAA tournament have been staged in Richmond at the Coliseum.