Pipe Dream's Weekly Power Poll

Here's the latest Pipe Dream power poll:

Team Record Points Last Week Comments

1. UMBC (3-0) 36 (4) 3: The Retrievers’ transfer trio of Cavell Johnson, Darryl Proctor and Ray Barbosa looks unstoppable. An overtime victory over Atlantic 10 team Richmond is huge for the team and the conference.

2. Boston (1-2) 30 1 (T): The two losses have come at George Washington and at home against a St. Joseph’s squad that almost beat Syracuse. And the Terriers are doing this all without Tyler Morris.

3. Vermont (0-3) 28 1 (T): Vermont’s winless start is not the same as Stony Brook’s or even Binghamton’s 1-2 record. The Catamounts have lost to George Mason, Virginia and Loyola (Md.), a team expected to win the MAAC.

4. Albany (2-1) 25 4: The Danes barely squeaked by Central Connecticut State but redeemed themselves with a 70-38 thrashing of Columbia.

5. Binghamton (1-2) 19 5: Maybe some homerism here. If Binghamton hadn’t destroyed Quinnipiac, they’d likely be last right now. Losing 81-60 at Chicago State is unacceptable.

6. New Hampshire (2-1) 17 9: The Wildcats are technically only 1-1 against Division I teams, but they handled Central Connecticut on the road and played hard in a loss to Boston College.

7. Maine (2-2) 10 8: The Black Bears played hard in the first two games of the season, almost defeating Richmond. Their victory over St. Francis moves them ahead of Hartford.

8. Hartford 9 (1-3) 6: Losing to St. Francis and Quinnipiac is not how the Hawks wanted to start the season. Kudos to landing a showdown with No. 6 Louisville, even if the result was a 104-69 loss.

9. Stony Brook (0-4) 5 7: One voter asked if he could vote Stony Brook 10th or maybe 22nd. After losing to UMES, the Seawolves might be the worst team in Division I basketball.

Compiled by the Pipe Dream Sports staff. First place votes in parentheses.

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If you were wondering, I voted Stony Brook 10th. There's no way I could justify them keeping steady at no. 9 after this week's performance.

Having just watched Press & Sun reporter Brian Moritz's briefing live on WBNG, I'm off to the Events Center for tonight's Bing/CCSU matchup. I'll check back later on tonight with a full report.

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