The Washington Times - December 15, 2008, 11:38AM

Georgetown now owns victories over two of the area’s top programs (Maryland and American), as well as one over one of last year’s national finalists.

OK, so Memphis isn’t quite so frightening without Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts. The Tigers are still pretty good, and that victory will look mighty nice come March.

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As for everything after Georgetown and Maryland (which looks like a solid No. 2 after nine games), there’s several clusters of schools that are difficult to differentiate.

One thing to keep in mind is some of these teams will rise once they enter league play and get done paying the bills for their athletic department.

But it’ll take quite a bit to dislodge the Hoyas anytime soon.

Here’s the 1-through-29 rundown, with records and last week’s rankings included:

No./Team

Record

Pvs. 

1. Georgetown

7-1

1

2. Maryland

7-2

2

3. VCU

6-3

4

4. Liberty

6-2

5

5. George Mason

6-2

6

6. Virginia Tech

6-4

3

7. Navy 

8-2

7

8. American

4-4

9

9. Virginia

3-3

10

10. Old Dominion

4-3

11

11. VMI

8-2

13

12. George Washington 

4-2

12

13. Towson

5-5

16

14. UMBC

5-4

17

15. Richmond

5-4

14

16. Hampton

5-4

8

17. Morgan State

4-6

18

18. Delaware

4-6

24

19. Loyola

3-7

21

20. James Madison

5-4

22

21. Mount St. Mary’s

3-6

15

22. Radford

3-6

19

23. Longwood

5-5

20

24. William & Mary

3-6

23

25. Coppin State

1-6

25

26. Howard

1-6

26

27. Delaware State

2-12

27

28. Norfolk State

1-5

28

29. UMES

1-6

29

Patrick Stevens