Monday, February 01, 2010

SLANTblog's VA Top Five: Feb. 1

Each Monday morning during the men's college basketball regular season, SLANTblog will publish its new Virginia Top Five. For the third consecutive season this feature 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. Richmond (16-6, 5-2 in A-10, No. 38 RPI)
2. ODU (17-6, 9-2 in CAA, No. 47 RPI)
3. VCU (15-5, 7-4 in CAA, No. 60 RPI)
4. Va. Tech (16-4, 3-3 in ACC, No. 70 RPI)
5. UVa. (13-6, 4-2 in ACC, No. 90 RPI)

Note: Since the last Top Five (Jan. 25): Richmond went 2-0; ODU went 1-1; VCU went 2-0; Va. Tech went 1-1; UVa. went 1-1 to rejoin the Top Five. W&M (14-6, No. 51 RPI) went 1-1 to fall from the list for the first time this season; George Mason (15-7, No. 105 RPI) is on a roll, but still has only one win against a team (ODU) with a RPI better than its.

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

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