Sunday, February 25, 2007

Virginia Top Five

The Virginia Top Five for this week has only one change from last week, as once again Va. Tech has climbed over Virginia. Of the top four teams, which all played two games during the week, only Virginia suffered a loss (to Miami).

At this writing the Hokies and 'Hoos are in a three-way tie with North Carolina for first place in the ACC. That, with two games left on all three of their schedules. With their wins yesterday, Tech and UVa. probably have made the field to the NCAA tournament, no matter what happens from here on. They will meet in Charlottesville on Mar. 1 (7p.m on ESPN).

The CAA regular season is over. VCU finished No. 1 and ODU at No. 2. But the Monarchs have looked better than the Rams over the last couple of weeks. If those longtime rivals make it to the CAA tournament championship game, that will surely pack the Coliseum with fans and be a fitting way to send one of them -- maybe both? -- to the Big Dance. On the other hand, if either falters, and does not make all the way to the Monday night tilt, it could pop their NCAA bubble.

1. Va. Tech (20-8, 10-4 in ACC)
2. Virginia (19-8, 10-4 in ACC)
3. ODU (23-7, 15-3 in CAA)
4. VCU (24-6, 16-2 in CAA)
5. George Mason (15-14, 9-9 in CAA)

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