- The Washington Times - Friday, January 16, 2009

64 PLUS ONE ” PROJECTING THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

EAST

1. Pittsburgh*

2. Clemson

3. UCLA

4. Xavier*

5. Illinois

6. Florida*

7. Memphis*

8. Miami

9. Kansas

10. West Virginia

11. Texas A&M

12. San Diego State

13. Siena*

14. Weber State*

15. Long Beach State*

16. Albany*/Alabama St*

SOUTH

1. Duke*

2. Georgetown

3. Butler*

4. Louisville

5. Arizona State

6. Purdue

7. Baylor

8. Kentucky

9. Wisconsin

10. Florida State

11. George Mason*

12. Boise State*

13. Bradley*

14. Cornell*

15. Austin Peay*

16. Robert Morris*

MIDWEST

1. Wake Forest

2. Michigan State*

3. Syracuse

4. Texas

5. Notre Dame

6. Gonzaga*

7. Tennessee

8. Davidson*

9. Michigan

10. Oklahoma State

11. Washington

12. Utah State

13. American*

14. VMI*

15. Mid. Tennessee*

16. North Dakota State*

WEST

1. Connecticut

2. Oklahoma*

3. North Carolina

4. California*

5. Minnesota

6. Marquette

7. Brigham Young*

8. Ohio State

9. Saint Mary’s

10. Villanova

11. Arizona

12. Mississippi

13. Ohio*

14. Stephen F. Austin*

15. Morgan State*

16. E. Tennessee St.*

* Automatic bid

DELMARVA/D.C. RANKINGS

1. Georgetown

12-3

Preseason rank: 1

Hoyas well-entrenched at the #top after hammering Syracuse

1

Hoyas well-entrenched at the top after hammering Syracuse

2. George Mason

13-3

Preseason rank: 6

Showdown with fellow CAA unbeaten Northeastern is Wednesday in Boston

3. Maryland

12-4

Preseason rank: 4

Despite Wednesday’s meltdown, Maryland leads area ACC parade

4. Virginia Tech

11-5

Preseason rank: 2

Only three players averaging more than six points for Hokies

5. Virginia Commonwealth

12-5

Preseason rank: 3

Eric Maynor (22.3 ppg, 6.0 apg) just keeps doing his thing for the Rams

6. VMI

14-2

Preseason rank: 26

Keydets entering Big South’s commonwealth stretch - Liberty and Radford are next

7. Navy

13-4

Preseason rank: 14

Billy Lange wants harmony; he’s got it with Kina and Harris both averaging 15-plus points

8. American

10-6

Preseason rank: 5

Here they come; surging Eagles have won five in a row and share Patriot League lead

9. Virginia

7-7

Preseason rank: 7

It isn’t a promising start, but at least Cavaliers have likely ACC top rookie Landesberg

10. Morgan State

8-8

Preseason rank: 9

Roster littered with tough Baltimore kids has Bears as lone unbeaten in MEAC play

11. James Madison (12-6)23

12. Liberty (12-6)25

13. Old Dominion (10-6)8

14. Richmond (9-7)19

15. UMBC (7-8)10

16. Hampton (7-8)15

17. Mount St. Mary’s (8-9)11

18. Towson (7-11)20

19. Delaware (7-10)12

20. Longwood (7-10)28

21. George Washington (6-8)16

22. Loyola (6-12)13

23. Radford (8-9)21

24. William and Mary (6-10)17

25. Norfolk State (3-11)24

26. Coppin State (3-13)22

27. Delaware State (3-14)18

28. UMES (3-9)29

29. Howard (1-14)27

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