- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Predicted order of finish

1. Drexel

2. George Mason

3. Delaware

4. Old Dominion

5. Northeastern

6. James Madison

7. Towson

8. Georgia State

9. William & Mary

10. Hofstra

11. UNC Wilmington

Surprise team: Towson. After a 1-31 season, the Tigers can only improve. Second-year coach Pat Skerry had a full recruiting cycle, and Towson also has three Big East transfers (Jarelle Benimon of Georgetown, Mike Burwell of South Florida and Bilal Dixon of Providence) in its rotation. A jump of a dozen wins is achievable.

Hot seat: Matt Brady, James Madison. Brady is 67-67 through four years in Harrisonburg, and it was uncertain when the Dukes were bounced from March’s CAA tournament whether he would be back. He surely can’t afford a rerun of Madison’s injury-plagued 12-20 season a year ago.

Three key players

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