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Posted at 4:26 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Atlantic 11 Week 1: Georgetown Reigns

By Dan Steinberg

(By Ann Heisenfelt - AP)


Some of us have been voting on this basketball poll for the last few years, known as the Atlantic 11. See the archives here. All 27 Division I men's teams in the District, Maryland and Virginia are eligible. Georgetown has finished first three of the four years, while VCU claimed the Atlantic 11 title once. It's basically the best thing in the world.

In the past, this poll was known for its pithy comments; snarky one-liners about the college basketball players, coaches and fans in this region. Sadly, at least until the Redskins season ends, I no longer have time to curate such pith, but I'd highly encourage you to add your own snark below. Regardless, every Monday (besides this week) I'll be posting the results of our poll, which generally has about 50 or so voters.

Here are this week's results, followed by overall record, overall points and first-place votes. Lot of familiar names at the top.

1. Georgetown (2-0) 475 (32)

2. Maryland (3-0) 424 (10)

3. Virginia Tech (1-0) 411 (5)

4. Richmond (2-0) 257 (1)

5. Old Dominion (1-1) 246 (1)

6. George Mason (1-0) 230

7. VCU (2-0) 217

8. Virginia (2-0) 210 (1)

9. George Washington (0-0) 111 (2)

10. American (2-0) 97

11. James Madison (0-1) 52

Also receiving votes: Morgan State 51, William & Mary 22, VMI 21, Navy 18, Radford 17, Mount St. Mary's 15, Loyola 7, Md.-Eastern Shore (5), UMBC (5), Coppin State (2), Hampton (2), Towson (2).

By Dan Steinberg  | November 16, 2010; 4:26 PM ET
Categories:  Atlantic 11, College Basketball  
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Comments

Watch out for the Spiders this year. Richmond's teams are known for discipline and grit but UR also boasts perhaps its most athletic team ever. With depth at all positions, Coach Mooney has the enviable dilemma of not knowing quite yet which rotation is the most effective on the floor.

Two blowout wins over lesser opponents does not a season make ... but there seems to be something special about this group.

Posted by: heycoachb | November 17, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

I'd wager that MD's undefeated run will end this thursday against Pitt. I love UMD but this team is too mistake prone and can't shoot. It'll be a tough year this year but next year will get better for us when the young guys have the experience.

Posted by: jsm3 | November 17, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

In defense of my alma mater being ranked 5th but having a worse record than other teams, ODU's lose was to Georgetown and it was a close game.

Posted by: LurkerNowPoster | November 17, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Don't sleep on VCU! Georgetown and ODU played terrible against each other....in my eyes VCU, who has blown out their first 3 competitors including Wake Forest to lead to a perfect 3-0 record, should top this list for sure!! Should they beat Tennessee next week at the Garden, and win the NIT championship, they should definitely be number 1!! And ranked in the Top 25 in the nation!!

Posted by: psock1 | November 17, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

These comments are neither pithy nor snarky. Bring back the pith!

Posted by: nordicus | November 17, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

VT expands to become highly overrated in basketball as well.

Posted by: apeirond | November 17, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

VCU beat the same Wake Forest whose only other loss was to the Stetson Hatters by 10.

Posted by: apeirond | November 17, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Will the "crowd" at the Robbins Center break out a different color sweater vest to celebrate Richmond reaching #4?

Posted by: hrads | November 17, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

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