Virginia Commonwealth, Others Lead Surprising Group of Mid-Majors

Posted by Ari Kramer on December-4-2009 Add Comments

As the first month of college basketball nears its end, the mid-major world has witnessed its share of surprises. Siena has faltered, Butler has struggled with Top 25 competition, and Portland cracked the AP Top 25 before falling to Portland State.

Rather than focusing on the negatives, though, let's examine three mid-majors that have unexpectedly built strong resumes in out-of-conference play.

Virginia Commonwealth

Record: 5-1

Key wins: Oklahoma, Nevada, and Rhode Island

You read correctly. The Virginia Commonwealth Rams have been more than fine following the graduation of stud point guard Eric Maynor.

Formerly a shooting guard, Joey Rodgriguez has fi...

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