Monday, January 08, 2007


Terps stay on top but all these soft opponents are priming them for a big ACC stumble coming up. Georgetown loses Marc Egerson for "personal reasons," but the win over Notre Dame would have been more impressive if Kyle McAlarney had suited up instead of toking up. (I know, he was busted for possession, not using). VCU looks even better to me now that I have seen them play. Virginia Tech still has a lot to prove to the skeptics, including me. GW can jump back ahead with a win at UMass this week. Virginia got one good win (Gonzaga) and one not bad loss (Stanford). Old Dominion's win at Georgetown is fading like Marty McFly's family photo.

1. Maryland
Terps beat Iona even though Gary Williams took two days off to help Brenda Frese with her “You’re the One That I Want” audition.
2. Georgetown
Nancy Pelosi attended Saturday’s win over Notre Dame, asked John Thompson to help with her “Pelosi Paranoia” plan on Capitol Hill.
3. VCU
VCU has won 6 games in opponents’ gyms this year, more than UCLA, Florida and North Carolina … combined.
4. Virginia Tech
Win at Cameron Indoor moves the Hokies up, even if Paulus to McRoberts isn’t exactly Hurley to Laettner.
5. GW
Colonials put an end to the “We Are Marshall” win streak.
6. Virginia
UVA loses to Stanford in a hackfest that was uglier than anything either school’s band has ever done.
7. Old Dominion
ODU gets in on the George Mason Final Four Revenge Tour.
8. William and Mary
The hottest team in the CAA has won six straight games, and none of them were against Longwood.
9. Loyola
With his winless team leading by one, Iona head coach Jeff Ruland got two technicals, and Loyola took the lead for good; Matt Millen called after the game to offer Ruland a job.
10. American
Just a dearth of teams with winning records out there.

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