Tuesday, February 08, 2011

SLANTblog's VA Top Five: Feb. 8

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. Mason (19-5, 11-2 in CAA; No. 22 RPI)
2. VCU (19-6, 11-2 in CAA; No. 50 RPI)
3. Richmond (18-6, 7-2 in A10; No. 73 RPI)
4. ODU (18-6, 9-4 in CAA; No. 30 RPI)
5. Va. Tech (15-7, 5-4 in ACC; No. 65 RPI)

Changes from last week: VCU split its games 1-1 to drop one spot, while Mason won both of its games to move up from second to the top position. The Patriots have won nine in a row. The others are in the same position as last week; Richmond won its two games, the other two went 1-1.

Note: Only games against Division I opponents are counted in won/loss records. And, recent results matter more than games played in the early weeks of the season. The RPI numbers, which are updated frequently, are from CBS Sports at the time of posting.

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