Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SLANTblog's VA Top Five: Feb. 15

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 (21-5, 13-2 in CAA; No. 24 RPI)
2. ODU (20-6, 11-4 in CAA; No. 30 RPI)
3. Richmond (20-6, 9-2 in A10; No. 71 RPI)
4. VCU (20-7, 12-3 in CAA; No. 50 RPI)
5. Va. Tech (16-7, 6-4 in ACC; No. 64 RPI)

Changes from last week: VCU split its games 1-1 to drop two spots. ODU moved up two positions by going 2-0. The others haven't moved. Mason won two and has won 11 in a row. Richmond won twice. Va. Tech won its only game.

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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