Maryland Sports Correspondent Andy Peden’s ballot in the Atlantic 11 …
1. Georgetown (20-5, 9-4) — The Hoyas continue to be hot with two more wins this week. They’re positioning themselves well for a top-4 seed in the Big East and a 2 or 3 seed in the NCAA.
2. George Mason (21-5, 13-2) — As I said last week, this team is good. Really, really good. If they win both road games this week, I think they’ll be looking at a 6 to 8 seed in the NCAA.
3. ODU (20-6, 11-4) — Won at VCU to avenge their loss earlier in the season. he CAA has a shot at three teams in the NCAA but two are more likely. ODU needs to finish ahead of VCU to feel safe.
4. Richmond (20-6, 9-2) — Won two games they should win. Huge game at Temple Thursday. Win that one and they move from last four in to solidly in the field.
5. Va. Tech (16-7, 6-4) — Absolutely hammered Georgia Tech. They can basically put MD out of their misery Tuesday.
6. Maryland (16-9, 5-5) — Coming into the weekend, MD needed to take care of business at home and go 2-2 on the road. The loss at BC means the Terps have to now win two of three on the road. The first chance is at VT Tuesday. If they lose, I think they’re officially done until the ACC tournament.
7. VCU (20-7, 12-3) — Had a chance to stay with Mason but lost at home to ODU. Like I said, I think the CAA can get three teams in this year, but I wouldn’t want to be the team in third come Selection Sunday.
8. Hampton (19-5, 9-2) — Took over the lead in the MEAC this weekend. Saturday’s game against Bethune Cookman will probably decide the regular-season title.
9. JMU (18-9, 8-7) — Hey, at least they beat VT in football.
10. American (17-8, 7-3) — With the loss to Bucknell, they’re pretty much locked into the 2 seed in the Patriot League tournament.
11. Virginia (12-12, 3-7) — Last week was ugly, this week could be worse.