Atlantic 11 Week 4: Georgetown. Still.
Georgetown dominates this poll, now and forever. Again. Always. Even if they lose to Temple as Owls fans storm the court.
The interesting twist to this week's results comes after the Hoyas, where Richmond and Old Dominion have staked their claim to be next on top. Bad times in the ACC. Old Dominion jumps from 5th to 3rd, and George Mason jumps from 8th to 6th. Maryland, meantime, falls from 2nd to 4th. The Hoyas are close, but not quite unanimous in the top spot.
Nationally, Georgetown is ranked 15th in the AP and 13th in the coaches' poll. Richmond and Old Dominion combine for five votes in the AP poll, and for nine votes in the coaches' poll.
Here are this week's results, followed by overall record, overall points and first-place votes. And yes, people are really casting ballots for teams like 0-9 UMBC, 1-8 Howard and 1-7 Norfolk State.
1. Georgetown (9-1) 384 (35)
* Because Temple can't be. (Brendan Darr)
* In the new post-racial America, we have a black President and a white guy playing significant minutes for Georgetown. (Markus Videnieks)
* After wandering the desert of ineligibility for 9 games, Moses Ayegba was granted admission to the promised land, where he finished with 4 points in 2 minutes. (John Albers)
2. Richmond (8-2) 274 (2)
* Representing the western most progress of competent basketball in the state of Virginia. (John Albers)
3. Old Dominion (8-2) 271 (1)
* Held Dayton's Luke Fabrizius, the most fresh smelling player in college basketball, scoreless in Saturday's victory. (Markus Videnieks)
* Trian Iliadis had 15 points in the Monarchs' victory over Dayton. No word on how his brother Odysseus fared. (Chris Bocquet)
4. Maryland (7-4) 266
* Terps' three-point field goal percentage against BC about half of the Redskins' three-point field goal percentage against the Bucs, but the Terps can't blame the snapper or the holder. (Bill Fitzgerald)
* Allowed BC's Reggie Jackson to score 16 points, but kept him from killing the queen. (Markus Videnieks)
5. Virginia (6-3) 235
* Cavaliers growing weary of coach Tony Bennett's insistence that they have a "Swingin' Christmas." (John Albers)
* UVA's Mustapha Farrakhan and Radford's Evan Faulkner facing off was the "Battle of the Racially Charged Last Names." (Ivan Snyder)
6. George Mason (8-2) 203
* Results from the Battle of the Orange Line delayed due to single tracking. (John Albers)
7. VCU (6-3) 157
* Rams' shot at a statement win vs. Richmond slipped through their hands like a high snap on a rainy day. (Markus Videnieks)
8. Virginia Tech (5-4) 140
* At least they're almost bowl-eligible. (Briscoe)
* Now that Adam Dunn is in Chicago, Malcolm Delaney leads the DMV in games played without a meaningful post-season appearance. (Jake Leffler)
* Greenberg scheduled a week off for the little known Jewish holiday of "Yom Habubbleteam." (Ivan Snyder)
9. James Madison (7-3) 64
* I don't know why Humpty Hitchens transferred from Akron to JMU, but it might have something to do with the time he got busy in a Burger King bathroom. (Markus Videnieks)
* What does it say about the Atlantic 11 if a team can be 0-1 in conference play, and eighth in the CAA, but still be solidly in the poll's top 10? (Gavin Weiss)
10. Hampton (7-2) 44
* Hampton assistant Harvey Grant and his identical twin brother Horace are currently filming a reality series called the Pirate Trap, where each brothers takes turns coaching the men's basketball team, with the Hampton players being none the wiser. Outrageous hijinks ensue. (John Albers)
11. American (5-3) 27
Also receiving votes: George Washington 20, William & Mary 20, VMI 7, Towson 6, Navy 5, UMBC 5, Howard 4, Loyola 4, Norfolk State 4, Mount St. Mary's 3, Liberty 1, Morgan State 1.
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