With just two games left in the regular season it’s about time for some A-10 championship predictions. The Atlantic 10 is one of the most competitive conferences as it’s stacked with teams strong in all different areas. Predicting the top 5 of the conference is difficult enough, but with 2 teams tied for 4th and 2 tied for 5th right now, it makes it even harder.
So, here it is.
- Saint Louis
- Saint Joseph’s
- George Washington
These predictions are put together after consideration for what teams they play in their last two match-ups. With VCU playing Richmond and St. Bonaventure, it’s probably safe to say that they will win both. Richmond is VCU’s local rival, and the game is at Richmond’s stadium, so this prediction may very well be killed by an upset. Let’s not think like that though, Richmond is on a two game losing streak and if the Rams win both VCU will end up 12-4 in the A-10.
Saint Joseph’s in second is pretty much a sure thing. If they win both games they will be at 13-3 in the A-10. If they lose to GW in their match-up against them in Washington D.C. then they will be 12-4, tied with VCU. Unfortunately VCU lost to Saint Joseph’s on the road so in this case SJU would still lock the second place slot. They also play La Salle and should be able to pull a win from that game.
If GW loses to Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday, and if GW beats Fordham on Saturday, then they should end up 10-6 in the A-10. University of Massachusetts looks like they will end up being 10-6 and tied with GW as well. UMass plays Saint Louis at home and Duquesne away for their final games. Predicting that Saint Louis beats UMass, in what should be a great game, UMass would be 10-6. With their win against GW earlier this season UMass would get the No. 4 slot, putting GW at No. 5.
Saint Louis has pretty much locked down the No. 1 spot in the A-10 all season. It’s not too much of a stretch to assume that they will go into the championship on top as well.
If the season ends with this line up, VCU will skip the first two rounds of the championship in the Barclay Center. From there they would play the winner from game 5 which will be either the No. 6 seed or the No. 11 seed.
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