Monday, January 04, 2010

SLANTblog's VA Top Five: Jan. 4

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 (9-2, 2-0 in CAA, No. 2 RPI)
2. VCU (9-2, 1-1 in CAA, No. 14 RPI)
3. Richmond (11-4, 0-0 in A-10, No. 22 RPI)
4. Va. Tech (12-1, 0-0 in ACC, No. 60 RPI)
5. ODU (9-5, 1-1 in CAA, No. 39 RPI)

Update: In the newest AP Top 25 Poll, three state schools received votes: Wm. & Mary (37th with 37 pts.), Va. Tech (41st with 20 pts.), VCU (47th with 5 pts.).

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

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