Commonwealth Power Rankings, December 11th

Big changes in this week’s poll: VT moves up to third place, and we have a three-way tie

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8-2, 0-0

VCU beat ODU by 21 points by only playing 13 good minutes of basketball. The times they are a changin’.Aaron Williams


10 PTS


7-3, 0-0

The Cavs have dropped two straight to teams from Wisconsin. The Hoos managed 38 points against the Badgers. Thirty. Eight. Points.Gary Cope


11 PTS

Virginia Tech

7-3, 1-0

The Hokies, picked to finish dead last in the ACC, are in first place after beating the defending champs on the road, in overtime.Gary Cope


15 PTS


7-3, 0-0

After winning three in a row, the Spiders fell on the road to Wake Forest in overtime. Bleh.Ross Catrow


26 PTS

Norfolk State

7-3, 0-0

The Spartans are in for a long December: Boston, Seattle, Virginia, and Hawaii. Aaron Williams


27 PTS

George Mason

5-4, 1-0

After losing four of their last five games, now predicts the Patriots will finish the season 13-15.Aaron Williams


27 PTS

William & Mary

5-4, 0-0

Tribe’s won four of its last five (including road wins at Rutgers and Wofford), and they finally get their senior point guard back next game.Jared Foretek


27 PTS


6-2, 0-0

6-2 is the Highlanders’ best start since 1993-94. Ya Ya Anderson and RJ Price are a combined 41-88 from 3-point range. JMU is 42-182.Aaron Williams


38 PTS

Old Dominion

4-5, 0-0

Jeff Jones is going to have success at ODU, but his style of basketball isn’t going to win over the Monarchs’ now football-obsessed fan base.Aaron Williams


40 PTS


6-4, 0-0

The Keydets have scored 90+ points in five of their 10 games–that’s good for 7th nationally!Ross Catrow


43 PTS


4-5, 0-0

The Flames are starting to heat up for the first time since catching fire in the 2013 Big South Tournament.Aaron Williams


44 PTS


5-5, 0-0

Du’Vaughn Maxwell is 25th in the nation in block percentage! The Pirates should, like, let him do that more.Ross Catrow


54 PTS


2-8, 0-0

Only Northern Illinois has a worse 3-point shooting percentage. They can’t even be the best at being the worst.Aaron Williams


54 PTS


3-7, 0-0

Coach Gillian, Michael Kessens, and Nik Brown would have put Longwood above .500 this year. Instead they’re 1-7 against D1 teams.Aaron Williams
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