Commonwealth Power Rankings, November 25th

VCU and Virginia maintain the hold on the top two spots in this week’s Commonwealth Power Rankings, while Richmond moves into the top three.

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After a busy weekend of exempt tournaments, things are starting to shake out in the Commonwealth. VCU lost two games in Puerto Rico, but UVA hasn’t played a tough enough schedule to take the top spot. Moving forward, every team will have plenty of opportunities to move up in the rankings. For now, this is how the teams stand after three weeks.

Date Home Away Result/Time
Nov. 18 VT VMI VT won 105-92.
Nov. 23 Liberty UVA UVA won 75-53.
Nov. 26 UVA Hampton 7:00 PM
Nov. 27 W&M VMI 7:00 PM
Nov. 29 Hampton Liberty 2:00 PM
Nov. 29 VT Radford 2:00 PM
Nov. 30 Richmond JMU 6:00 PM

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1

8 PTS

VCU


4-2, 0-0

Tough loss to Georgetown, especially considering the Hoyas lost to Northeastern.Gary Cope

2

13 PTS

Virginia


4-1, 0-0

The Cavaliers have only played one real game and we all know how that ended. Aaron Williams

3

25 PTS

Richmond


4-2, 0-0

The Spiders’ 3rd place finish at the HOF Tipoff Tourney keeps them in pace with the Commonwealth’s best.Adam Williams

4

27 PTS

George Mason


4-1, 0-0

The Patriots remain in the Commonwealth’s top 3 despite losing their first game of the season to a gritty Iona squad.Adam Williams

5

41 PTS

Virginia Tech


3-3, 0-0

Do you know what a young male turkey is called? A jake. We have dubbed the Hokies the Jake Squad. They actually don’t look half bad. In fact, they might actually win an ACC game or two this year.Gary Cope

6

44 PTS

Old Dominion


4-1, 0-0

Tuesday’s matchup against West Virginia will test the Monarch’s #6 Commonwealth rankingAdam Williams

7

55 PTS

Norfolk State


3-2, 0-0

Norfolk St. Last season: 295th offense and 93rd offense. This season: 96th offense and 324th defense.Aaron Williams

8

59 PTS

VMI


4-2, 0-0

The Keydets can run and gun. They’ll win some games this year.Gary Cope

9

68 PTS

Hampton


2-3, 0-0

After playing Virginia on Tuesday, the Pirates’ toughest opponent will be North Carolina Central. Expect plenty of wins.Aaron Williams

10

68 PTS

Radford


3-1, 0-0

Three straight Ws for the Highlanders make them look like Big South contenders. Aaron Williams

11

70 PTS

JMU


2-4, 0-0

The Dukes lead the CAA in free throw percentage and losses. You take the good, you take the bad.Ross Catrow

12

72 PTS

William & Mary


2-3, 0-0

VMI visits the Tribe on Wednesday. Tune in if you like offense.Aaron Williams

13

88 PTS

Longwood


2-3, 0-0

Senior Tristan Carey is averaging 18.8 points per game and leads the Big South in shot percentage–but he still plays for Longwood.Ross Catrow

14

97 PTS

Liberty


1-4, 0-0

According to KenPom.com, only five teams in the nation have worse adjusted defensive efficiency than the Flames. It’s going to be a long year. Aaron Williams

Contributors: Ross Catrow (VT; RVANews), Gary Cope (VT; Tech Hoops), Curt Dudley (JMU), Eric Hobeck (Longwood), Brian Leung (UVA; Streaking the Lawn), Adam Williams (UR), Aaron Williams (VCU; RVANews)

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