Georgetown dominates this poll, now and forever. Again. Always. All their players could get traded to the Magic, and the Hoyas would still finish No. 1 in the area. The Hoyas are just one first-place vote from being unanimous this week.
The rest of these results aren't all that interesting, either. Old Dominion swaps places with Richmond at No. 2. Virginia swaps places with Maryland at No. 4. Virginia Tech swaps places with VCU at No. 7. Everything else stays the same.
Only one of our top 11 schools comes from Maryland; eight of the top 10 hail from Virginia. That's sort of weird.
Nationally, Georgetown is ranked 10th in the AP and 9th in the coaches' poll. Old Dominion got two votes in the AP poll and three in the coaches' poll, while Richmond got a single vote in the latter. Remember when the D.C. area used to do better than that in these national polls? I do. RPI tells a somewhat happier tale, with Georgetown first, Old Dominion 10th, and Virginia Tech, Richmond, Virginia, George Mason and VCU all finding themselves in the top 80.
Here are this week's results, followed by overall record, overall points and first-place votes. And since participation is plummeting, if you follow college basketball, have free time and like to make witty jokes, please do nominate yourself to become a voter.
1. Georgetown (10-1) 279 (27)
* Can you create an option so we can vote for Georgetown and then mark "present" for the rest? (Laurence Reszetar)
* With the Freshman duo of Moses and Aaron how can you not like the Hoyas' chances of reaching the promised land? (Peter Keszler)
2. Old Dominion (8-2) 219 (1)
Coach Blaine Taylor's mustache smells of cinnamon. (John Albers)
3. Richmond (8-3) 188
* Lost to Georgia Tech in the Battle at Atlantis on Saturday, but cleaned up at the craps table, so it's all good. (Chris Bocquet)
4. Virginia (8-3) 178
* Of the two evils, Oregon's E.J. Singler is clearly the lesser. (John Albers)
* Raise your hand if you thought UVA was going to be the best local ACC team at this point in the season. (Peter Keszler)
5. Maryland (7-4) 166
* You can give Mike Leach the keys to the Maryland football program, just don't give him the keys to the equipment shed. (John Albers)
* I hear Gary Williams was advising Tom Coughlin on how to manage a lead at the end of games. (Peter Keszler)
6. George Mason (8-2) 160
* George Mason's trampling of Liberty brings into question his status as "father of the Bill of Rights," doesn't it? (Gavin Weiss)
7. Virginia Tech (6-4) 116
* The Battle for Atlantis is the mythological movie out on DVD and the Clash of the Titans is the basketball tournament in the Bahamas, right? Either way, release the Kraken! (John Albers)
8. VCU (7-3) 115
* Bested Tulane, but it remains to be seen how they will handle Fourlane, Cloverleaf and the ultimate challenge, Mixing Bowl. (Bill Fitzgerald)
9. James Madison (8-3) 40
* Fun fact: Denzel Bowles is both the name of JMU's dominant big man and what the star of "Training Day" puts his cereal in.
10. Hampton (8-2) 36
11. American (7-4) 16
Also receiving votes: Liberty 5, Loyola 2, Mount St. Mary's 2, VMI 2, William & Mary 2, George Washington 1, Navy 1.