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.
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
7. Saint Louis
9. George Mason
10. La Salle
12. George Washington
13. Saint Joseph’s