Men’s basketball rises one spot in A-10 preseason poll

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The 12th-place prediction is a one-slot improvement from last season. The squad had been on a steady decline in the preseason rankings since 2015, when the team was picked to finish fourth.

Men’s basketball is projected to finish 12th in a field of 14 Atlantic 10 teams, according to a preseason coaches’ poll announced last week.

The prediction is an improvement from last season, when the team was chosen to finish 13th. The squad had been on a steady decline in the preseason rankings since 2015 when the team was picked to finish fourth. GW did not have a member selected to a preseason team.

The team finished the season 9–24. The Colonials earned four wins in conference play and ended its A-10 schedule with a .222 win percentage.

VCU is expected to win the conference. The Rams finished the season 25–8, including a 12-game win streak that left the team perfect in February. VCU last won the A-10 Championship in 2015 over the preseason No. 1 Dayton.

The Rams topped the Colonials twice last season by a 10-point margin Feb. 6 and by 28 points Feb. 23.

A panel of the league’s head coaches and select media members chose the poll.

Men’s basketball A-10 2019-20 coaches poll

1. VCU (19 first-place votes)
2. Davidson (8)
3. Dayton (1)
4. Rhode Island
5. St. Bonaventure
6. Richmond
7. Saint Louis
8. Duquesne
9. George Mason
10. La Salle
11. Massachusetts
12. George Washington
13. Saint Joseph’s
14. Fordham

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