Power Rankings

Atlantic 10 Power Rankings: Richmond jumps a few spots

Each week, A10 Talk’s staff ranks each team in the Atlantic 10 conference (1-14) based on where they believe each team places overall. Each team’s ranking is averaged, and A10 Talk creates a compiled ranking to represent the site. 11 different contributors vote in each week’s rankings. Be sure to check out last week’s power rankings post. Here are this week’s power rankings.

1. Dayton Flyers, Previously

Past Week: W 90-74 @ St. Bonaventure, W 67-64 vs. Rhode Island

Upcoming: @ Massachusetts (Wed), @ Duquesne (Sat)

2. VCU Rams, Previously

Past Week: W 94-87 @ Duquesne, W 81-64 vs. Massachusetts

Upcoming: vs. George Washington (Wed), @ Davidson (Sat)

3. Rhode Island Rams, Previously

Past Week: W 88-58 vs. Saint Joseph’s, L 67-64 vs. Dayton

Upcoming: vs. La Salle (Thurs), vs. Massachusetts (Sun)

4. St. Bonaventure Bonnies, Previously

Past Week: L 90-74 vs. Dayton, W 82-72 vs. George Mason

Upcoming: @ Richmond (Wed), vs. Fordham (Sat)

5. George Mason Patriots, Previously

Past Week: W 86-81 vs. Massachusetts, L 72-82 vs. St. Bonaventure

Upcoming: vs. Massachusetts (Wed), @ St. Bonaventure (Sat)

6. Davidson Wildcats, Previously

Past Week: L 73-69 @ George Washington, W 77-66 @ Saint Louis

Upcoming: @ George Washington (Thurs), @ Saint Louis (Sun)

7. George Washington Colonials, Previously

Past Week: W 73-69 vs. Davidson, L 77-70 vs. Richmond

Upcoming: @ VCU (Wed), @ La Salle (Sun)

8. Massachusetts Minutemen, Previously

Past Week: L 86-81 @ George Mason, L 81-64 @ VCU

Upcoming: vs. Dayton (Wed), @ Rhode Island (Sun)

9. Richmond Spiders, Previously

Past Week: W 80-72 vs. Fordham, W 77-70 @ George Washington

Upcoming: vs. St. Bonaventure (Wed), @ Saint Joseph’s (Sat)

10. Saint Joseph’s Hawks, Previously

Past Week: L 88-58 @ Rhode Island, W 70-55 vs. Fordham

Upcoming: vs. George Mason (Tues), vs. Richmond (Sat)

11. La Salle Explorers, Previously

Past Week: W 75-54 vs. Saint Louis, W 88-81 vs. Duquesne

Upcoming: @ Rhode Island (Thurs), vs. George Washington (Sun)

12. Duquesne Dukes, Previously

Past Week: L 94-87 vs. VCU, L 88-81 @ La Salle

Upcoming: vs. Saint Louis (Wed), vs. Dayton (Sat)

13. Fordham Rams, Previously

Past Week: L 80-72 @ Richmond, L 70-55 vs. Saint Joseph’s

Upcoming: @ Davidson (Wed), @ St. Bonaventure (Sat)

14. Saint Louis Billikens, Previously

Past Week: L 75-54 @ La Salle, L 77-66 vs. Davidson

Upcoming: @ Duquesne (Wed), @ George Mason (Sat)

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  • Jim
  • January 9, 2017
You lose credibility when you rank Davidson (1-2) above Richmond (3-0). Not only did UR beat GW (Dav lost), but UR beat Davidson AT Davidson
Ok, but you do realize you have to look at the ENTIRE season, right? How do I put Richmond above GW when the Spiders lose to Oral Roberts and Bucknell in non-conference play and pick up ZERO good wins and GW gets good wins over Temple and UCF? Just because UR beat two road teams to start conference play doesn't mean it's all of a sudden the 5th best team in the Atlantic 10...
  • Spiderman
  • January 9, 2017
Grant - Jim was actually asking about Davidson being ahead of UR. Davidson has no wins over Top 100 teams and its best true road win to date was over Mercer. Oh, and they lost to UR.

But they did get double-digit home wins over Appalachian St., Hartford and Jacksonville. So they have that and a #6 ranking in the A-10 from one of their own undergrads going for them.
Davidson is 90 in RPI compared to Richmond's 138. Wildcats also have 90th hardest SOS to Richmond's 184th. Richmond has two bad losses and Davidson's only "bad" loss is to Richmond. I'll give you the fact that Davidson doesn't have any good wins, but Richmond's only good win is over Davidson, and the Spiders have much worse losses than the Wildcats.
  • Spiderman
  • January 9, 2017
Given that you are just a freshman, you may not yet have taken a course on logic at Davidson but I would love to hear your answer to the following question: Is the UR win at GW a good win or is the Davidson loss at GW a bad loss?
  • January 9, 2017
I thought Davidson was a good school. Your logic is flawed.