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Commonwealth Power Rankings: Week of January 14

As conference play heats up, we should expect to see the middle and bottom of the rankings sort themselves out, while the top may struggle to hold their positions.

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This week's edition of the Commonwealth Power Rankings shows little movement at the top of the standings, while the second half is like the wild west, where anything goes. Things are perhaps starting to settle, as Virginia Tech found its first conference win and VCU gets ranked in both polls. Virginia is a young team still trying to figure out its identity, though its bout of injuries is not helping the cause. Richmond has a chance this week to prove that it belongs with the Commonwealth's elite, if there is such a category.

Without further ado, here are this week's rankings. The number of first place votes are in parenthesis.

Rank School Record Previous
1 VCU Rams (4) 14-3 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 11-5 2
3 Richmond Spiders 11-6 3
4 Virginia Tech Hokies 10-6 5
5 George Mason Patriots 8-6 4
6 JMU Dukes 9-8 7
7 VMI Keydets 8-7 9
8 Norfolk St. Spartans 8-10 8
9 William & Mary Tribe 7-8 6
10 Radford Highlanders 7-10 11
11 Hampton Pirates 4-10 14
12 Liberty Flames 5-12 12
13 Longwood Lancers 3-14 13
14 Old Dominion Monarchs 2-14 10

Click here to see the rankings post on RVANews, together with some commentary from voters.