Mr. I Maryland Sports Correspondent Andy Peden casts his weekly ballot in the so-called Atlantic 11 college hoops poll.
1. Georgetown (19-5, 9-4) — It’s safe to say that this team has already far exceeded expectations. If you are a Hoyas fan, you have to be happy about the top-10 ranking and the development of freshmen Porter and Whittington.
2. Virginia (19-5, 6-4) — They are thin without Sene, and now Harris is injured. If I was a Wahoo, I’d be worried about the lack of depth. Their schedule is kind for the next three games before a tough closing stretch.
3. George Mason (21-6, 13-2) — Here we go. Mason and VCU square off tonight at the Patriot Center. If you miss that, they play again in 11 days.
4. VCU (22-5, 13-2) — Normally, I would have jumped the Rams up a spot after their win at ODU, but since they are playing Mason this week, I figured I’d wait to see what happens. I do think VCU will win tonight.
5. Maryland (14-10, 4-6) — Just when they were playing better, Pe’Shon goes down. Moving Stoglin and Faust to PG really hurts this team.
6. Loyola (19-6, 12-3) — Great game to watch last Friday against Iona. They were up 25 and almost gave it away. Too bad they followed up that big win with a loss to Fairfield. I hope they get to play Iona in the MAAC finals.
7. Old Dominion (16-11, 10-4) — Fourth-best team in the CAA is good enough for seventh-best in the A-11.
8. Virginia Tech (14-11, 3-7) — They were 1.8 seconds away from Greenberg’s seat getting really hot.
9. Norfolk State (18-8, 10-2) — A win way back on December 3rd may result in the top seed in the MEAC tourney.
10. American (16-9, 7-3) — They are the last team worth ranking.