The Washington Times - November 24, 2008, 09:39AM

Some ideas here are original. Some are imported but new around here.

And some are just simply expansions, like adding an extra wing to a McMansion.

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Such is the case with the Delmarva/D.C. rankings, a weekly attempt to rank the 29 Division I basketball programs in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District.

It’s not a poll, unless you like the idea of calling an autocratic mechanism where only one person’s vote counts a “poll.” And it probably won’t be as user-friendly as Dan Steinberg’s well-established Atlantic 11 over on the Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog, though comments and e-mails and mailbag items are always welcome.

But it is the one place where you’re guaranteed to fetch a mention of Longwood and Maryland-Eastern Shore every week. Every. Single. Week. And if you like the two teams hailing from the First State, well they’re included, too.

I’ll start including some notes once there’s a little more to work with, but for now, a 1-through-29 ranking in full charty glory:

No./Team
Record Preseason Rank
1. Georgetown
2-0 1
2. Maryland
3-0 4
3. VCU
2-1 3
4. Virginia Tech
3-2 2
5. American
3-1 5
6. Virginia
3-0 7
7. George Mason
3-1 6
8. Mount St. Mary’s 
1-1 11
9. Old Dominion
1-1 8
10. VMI
3-1 26
11. UMBC
3-1 10
12. George Washington 
2-1 16
13. Towson
2-1 20
14. Navy
3-1 14
15. Hampton
1-2 15
16. Morgan State
2-4 9
17. Richmond
1-1 19
18. Loyola
1-3 13
19. Radford
2-1 21
20. Delaware
1-3 12
21. James Madison
2-1 23
22. William & Mary
1-3 17
23. Coppin State
1-1 22
24. Howard
1-3 27
25. Norfolk State
1-1 24
26. Longwood
3-2 28
27. Liberty
1-1 25
28. Delaware State
1-5 18
29. UMES
0-2 29

Patrick Stevens