When the dust settles…

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As of two days ago, the Atlantic 10 is officially a 16-team conference (at least for the next season), and folks can finally start to settle in in preparation for the fall sports season. So while we wait for the action to heat up again, why not gaze deep into our A10Talk crystal ball and attempt to predict what’s sure to be an unpredictable hoops season.

What I decided to do was go through each teams conference season and predict games they might win and lose.

DISCLAIMER: These are a ROUGH estimate of upcoming performance. Under one team’s A-10 schedule I may have them winning a game, but under another team’s schedule have that same game resulting in a different outcome. The idea is there are always toss-up games, so having those results match perfectly through the entire A-10 schedule isn’t a must for our purposes. There are always those unexpected wins, and unexpected losses. Our final standings are meant to give a general idea of — based on returning talent/expectation — how a certain team should do. There will be teams that play under their potential (perhaps Butler?) as well as a team or two who may surprise (Richmond?).

Predicted wins in green, losses in red.

1. SAINT LOUIS (12-4)
Home – BU, CHA, UD, LAS, UM, URI, SJU, VCU 
Away – BUDUQ, FOR, GW, UR, SBUTU, XU

1. VCU (12-4)
Home – BU, UD, FOR, GW, LAS, UM, UR, SJU 
Away – CHA, DUQ, URI, UR, SBU, SLUTU, XU

1. XAVIER (12-4)
Home – UD, FOR, GW, LAS, UMSLU, TU, VCU 
Away – BU, CHA, UD, DUQ, URI, UR, SBU, SJU

4. BUTLER (11-5)
Home – CHA, DUQ, URI, UR, SBU, SLUTU, XU 
Away – UD, FOR, GW, LAS, UMSJU, SLU, VCU

4. MASSACHUSETTS (11-5)
Home – BU, UD, DUQ, GW, URI, UR, SJU, TU 
Away – CHA, FOR, LAS, URI, SBU, SLU, VCU, XU

4. SAINT JOSEPH’S (11-5)
Home – BU, FOR, GW, URI, UR, SBU, TUXU 
Away – CHA, UD, DUQ, FOR, LAS, UM, SLU, VCU

7. DAYTON (10-6)
Home – BUDUQ, FOR, UR, SBU, SJUTUXU 
Away – CHA, GW, LASUMURI, SLU, VCU, XU

8. TEMPLE (9-7)
Home – CHA, DUQ, LAS, URI, UR, SBU, SLUVCU 
Away – BU, CHA, UD, FOR, GW, UM, SJU, XU

9. LA SALLE (8-8)
Home – BU, UD, DUQ, FOR, GW, UM, UR, SJU 
Away – CHA, GW, URI, SBUSLU, TU, VCU, XU

10. DUQUESNE (7-9)
Home – CHA, GW, URI, SBUSJU, SLU, VCU, XU
Away – BU, UD, 
FOR, LAS, UM, UR, SBU, TU

10. RICHMOND (7-9)
Home – CHA, DUQ, GW, URI, SBU, SLU, VCU, XU 
Away – BU, UD, FOR, LAS, UM, SJU, TU, VCU 

12. ST. BONAVENTURE (6-10)
Home – CHA, DUQ, FOR, LAS, UM, SLU, VCU, XU 
Away – BU, UD, DUQ, GW, URI, UR, SJU, TU

13. RHODE ISLAND (3-13)
Home – CHA, UD, GW, LAS, UM, SBU, VCU, XU 
Away – BU, DUQFORUM, UR, SJU, SLU, TU

14. CHARLOTTE (2-14)
Home – UDFORLAS, UM, SJU, TU, XU, VCU 
Away – BU, DUQGWURI, UR, SBU, SLU, TU

14. GEORGE WASHINGTON (2-14)
Home – BU, CHA, UD, FOR, LAS, SBU, SLU, TU 
Away – DUQ, LAS, UM, URI, UR, SJU, VCU, XU

16. FORDHAM (1-15)
Home – BU, DUQ, UM, URI, UR, SJU, SLU, TU 
Away – CHA, UD, GW, LAS, SBU, SJU, VCU, XU

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Mat Shelton-Eide has been involved in college athletics since 2007, starting as a co-founder of VCURamNation.com where he covered the Rams all the way to Houston as the one-time CAA darling shocked the hoops world with a historic run to the Final 4. He has worked within two Atlantic 10 athletic departments, first as a graduate assistant in the VCU Sports Information Department during the '09-'10 basketball season, then after receiving his M.Ed. from VCU's Center for Sport Leadership, as a ticketing and marketing intern in the University of Richmond's athletic department during the inaugural season of Richmond's Robins Stadium, months before the Spiders 2011 Sweet 16 run.

11 Comments

  1. You are selling Charlotte way short. I am not saying they will win the league but a top half finish isn’t out of the question (I expect it).

    Charlotte returns Chris Braswell who many think will be a first team All A-10 selection this season, All-Rookie team PG Pierra Henry who was fourth in the nation in steals. DeMario Mayfield was coming on strong at the end of last season. Plus all the highly touted incoming freshman (namely Willie Clayton).

    I think the Niners should make some noise this season and definitely be better than this (way early) prediction.

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