Commonwealth Power Rankings, January 21st

After an exciting week in Virginia basketball, the top tier of teams in the Commonwealth Power Ranking remain unchanged.

Commonwealth Power Rankings

After an exciting week in Virginia basketball, the top tier of teams in the Commonwealth Power Ranking remain unchanged.

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1

VCU


16-3, 4-0

VCU has won 13 games in a row, their third longest streak ever, and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Aaron Williams

2

Virginia

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12-5, 2-2

That was a much-needed win for the Cavaliers last week as Virginia held Florida State to just 36 points. That is not a typo. Brian Leung

3

Richmond


12-7, 2-2

Darien Brothers shot lights out on Saturday, scoring a career-high 39 and tying a school-record eight threes against Charlotte. Deion Taylor got his first career start, and it proved to be the perfect formula…but is it potent enough to overcome VCU? Joshua Grice

4

Virginia Tech

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11-6, 2-2

Senior Guard Erick Green, aka the Winchester Rifleman, led the Hokies to back-to-back ACC wins: an OT affair at Georgia Tech and a one-point win over Wake at home. The Hokies and Hoos hookup Thursday at Cassell Coliseum. Hoos will be heavy favorites. Gary Cope

5

George Mason

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11-7, 4-2

Two straight wins for the Patriots and third place in the CAA standings. Good enough for numero cinco. Gary Cope

6

Norfolk State

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10-10, 5-0

At 5-0, Norfolk State is in position to be the #1 seed in the MEAC tournament en route to a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Watch out #1 Duke! Aaron Williams

7

JMU

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9-10, 3-3

The Dukes lost two on the road last week, but have five of their next six at the Convocation Center, where they are 5-2 this season. Mark Selig

8

VMI

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9-8, 4-1

The Keydets are in first place in the Big South and have an overall winning record. The rest of the teams in the CPR do not. Gary Cope

9

William & Mary

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7-10, 1-5

The Tribe’s terrible tumble makes Virginia Tech’s problems look like a stumble. After starting 7-3, W&M has now lost seven straight. Aaron Williams

10

Radford

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9-10, 3-2

The 340th youngest team in Division 1, Mike Jones’s Havoc 2.0 is still a few seasons away from a Big South title. Aaron Williams

11

Hampton

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5-11, 2-1

Won a game and lost a game. Meh. Gary Cope

12

Liberty

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5-14, 1-4

Someone check the pilot light, I think the Flames are out. Gary Cope

13

Old Dominion


2-16, 0-6

The only thing keeping the Monarchs out of the basement is Longwood. If the Lancers win, ODU goes to #14. Aaron Williams

14

Longwood


3-16, 0-5

Longwood has two great opportunities to end their nine-game losing streak this week when they travel to Liberty and host Presbyterian. Aaron Williams

Contributors: Gary Cope (VT; TechHoops.com), Joshua Grice (UR; Richmond Rowdies), Ryan Kish (GMU, GMUHoops.com), Brian Leung (UVA; StreakingTheLawn.com), Mark Selig (JMU; DukesOfJMU.com), Aaron Williams (VCU; RVANews)

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