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Weekly Rundown and Power Rankings – 1/4/21

The Weekly Rundown:

What a week for the A10 conference…and not in a good way. Yes, we saw some entertaining games, but the conference did beat itself up quite a bit in the first week of the season, which doesn’t bode well for at-large hopes.

We saw a medley of games that had some wild results, with La Salle winning at UD Arena for the first time since 1999, St. Bonaventure upsetting Richmond on the road, and George Washington beating Duquesne after losing to the Dukes the day before. We finally saw the Fordham Rams take the court, even though it did not show good results. The best and most entertaining game was undoubtedly George Mason getting a huge double-overtime win against UMass. Dayton would get back in the win column by beating Mason a few days later. Rhode Island pulled out a gutsy win over St. Bonaventure, but also dropped a game earlier in the week to Davidson.

Like I said before, just constant self-assault throughout the league.

Good news, Bad news:

Saint Louis is currently in pause mode after a positive covid test, so expect them to be out for another week before they get back on the court. However, VCU announced this morning that they are ok to resume all basketball activities. Their games this week are back on as scheduled. A huge sigh of relief for the conference.

Power Rankings:

Here’s this week’s A10 Talk power rankings

  1. Saint Louis
  2. VCU
  3. Richmond
  4. St. Bonaventure
  5. Dayton
  6. Davidson
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Duquesne
  9. UMass
  10. La Salle
  11. George Mason
  12. George Washington
  13. Saint Joseph’s
  14. Fordham

Looking Ahead:

Tuesday:  Dayton at Fordham, Davidson at Duquesne

Wednesday:  St. Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure, UMass at GW, Rhode Island at Richmond, VCU at Mason

:  Dayton at Davidson

Saturday:  Richmond at Mason, GW at St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island at VCU, Fordham at Duquesne, La Salle at UMass

Postponed:  SLU at La Salle, SLU at St. Joseph’s