Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SLANTblog's VA Top Five: Jan 25

Each Tuesday during the men's college basketball regular season, SLANTblog will publish its new Virginia Top Five. For the fourth consecutive season this feature will attempt to rank what seem at the moment to be the best five teams from among the 14 Division I programs in the Commonwealth.

SLANTblog's VA Top Five

1. Richmond (15-5, 4-1 in A10; No. 66 RPI)
2. VCU (16-5, 8-1 in CAA; No. 55 RPI)
3. Mason (15-5, 7-2 in CAA; No. 30 RPI)
4. ODU (15-5, 6-3 in CAA; No. 32 RPI)
5. Va. Tech (13-5, 3-2 in ACC; No. 64 RPI)

Change from last week: Richmond went 2-0 to move up two notches. VCU also improved two positions by going 3-0. Likewise for Mason with a 3-0 mark. ODU tumbled from first to fourth with a 2-1 record for the week. Va. Tech moved back into the group with two wins and no losses. JMU went 0-3, ouch! to disappear.

Note: Only games against Division I opponents are counted in won/loss records. The RPI numbers, which are updated frequently, are from CBS Sports at the time of posting.

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