The Washington Times - February 15, 2009, 09:44PM

So who is No. 1 in the area?

Georgetown? Mason? VCU? Virginia Tech? American?

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How about Maryland?

Yes, Maryland.

Really, it’s a tossup. A league with those six schools – plus maybe Old Dominion and VMI – would certainly be a blast.

The RPI says Georgetown is best, but the Hoyas are reeling.

Virginia Tech edged Maryland in RPI but not head to head.

The best of the CAA can’t ever seem to go a week without losing anymore.

So that leaves Maryland with a tenuous grip on No. 1; let’s put it this way, the gap between No. 1 and No. 6 in this exercise really isn’t that large.

But with three wins out of four and a sudden spot in postseason discussions, Maryland will be the top team in the Delmarva/D.C. – for now, anyway.

1. Maryland (16-8)
2. Virginia Tech (16-8)
3. VCU (18-8)
4. Georgetown (13-10)
5. George Mason (17-8)
6. American (17-7)
7. Old Dominion (16-9)
8. Navy (17-8)
9. Morgan State (15-10)
10. VMI (20-5)
11. James Madison (17-10)
12. Mount St. Mary’s (16-10)
13. Liberty (19-8)
14. Virginia (8-13)
15. Radford (15-10)
16. UMBC (12-13)
17. Richmond (12-13)
18. Longwood (14-11)
19. Loyola (11-16)
20. Delaware (11-16)
21. William & Mary (8-17)
22. Coppin State (9-16)
23. Hampton (11-13)
24. Norfolk State (9-14)
25. Towson (9-18)
26. Howard (7-17)
27. George Washington (7-15)
28. Delaware State (7-19)
29. UMES (6-18)

Patrick Stevens