Monday, January 11, 2010

SLANTblog's VA Top Five: Jan 11

Each Monday morning during the rest of the men's college basketball regular season, SLANTblog will publish its new Virginia Top Five. For the third consecutive season it will attempt to rank what seems at the moment to be the best five teams from among the 14 Division I programs in the Commonwealth. Only games against Division I opponents are counted in won/loss records.

SLANTblog's VA Top Five

1. Wm. & Mary (11-3, 4-1 in CAA, No. 23 RPI)
2. Richmond (12-5, 1-1 in A-10, No. 26 RPI)
3. ODU (12-5, 4-1 in CAA, No. 40 RPI)
4. VCU (10-4, 2-3 in CAA, No. 55 RPI)
5. Va. Tech (12-2, 0-1 in ACC, No. 71 RPI)

In the last week: W&M went 2-1; Richmond went 1-1; ODU went 3-0; VCU went 1-2; Va Tech went 0-1.

-- RPI numbers, which are updated frequently, from CBS Sports


Anonymous said...

haha. what a joke this poll is. VCU loses at home, including a loss at home, and VT loses on the road at UNC, and vt drops to 5. you obviously dont watch any of the game but instead based your picks solely on rpi, which is pretty worthless this early in the season.

F.T. Rea said...

Anonymous, last week's top five didn't work out to follow the RPI, but some weeks it does.

By the way, I did watch the Tech at Carolina game on TV. So far, I've seen Richmond and VCU play live and on the tube. And, I've only seen Tech, W&M and ODU on television.

Tech dropped one spot from last week. However, ODU went 3-0, so it moved up two spots, to push both VCU and Tech down.

This isn't a poll. It's one guy telling you what he thinks. A poll, by definition, has a group voting.

So, if you don't like SLANTblog's VA Top Five, make your own.