MAAC Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 14

Jesse KramerCorrespondent IJanuary 14, 2010

Rank. Team (Previous Ranking)


1. Siena Saints (1)

Record: 13-4, 6-0 

RPI: 40

The Saints remain the best in the MAAC with an undefeated, 6-0 record. In the past week, Siena crushed Niagara and then defeated Canisius.

Next: Saturday, @ Fairfield


2. Farifield Stags (3)

Record: 12-4, 5-1

RPI: 124

The Stags also won both of their games this week, defeating Loyola (MD) and Manhattan. Fairfield almost blew a late, 10 point lead against the Jaspers, but they were able to hold on for a win.

Next: Saturday, Siena


3. Iona Gaels (5)

Record: 11-6, 3-3

RPI: 92

The Gaels won at Rider, and then at Loyola (MD). Iona has won three out of their last four.

Next: Saturday, Niagara


4. Niagara Purple Eagels (2)

Record: 10-8, 3-3

RPI: 130

The Purple Eagles lost at Siena and then lost a heartbreaker to St. Peter's in double overtime.

Next: Saturday, @ Iona


5. St. Peter's Peacocks (7)

Record: 8-8, 3-3

RPI: 199

Although the Peacocks beat Niagara in their head-to-head matchup, they lost at Manhattan this week, causing them to fall short of the No. 4 spot.

Next: Friday, @ Rider


6. Rider Broncs (4)

Record: 10-8, 3-3

RPI: 152

Rider lost to Iona and then crushed Marist on the road.

Next: Friday, St. Peter's


7. Canisius Golden Griffs (9)

Record: 8-9, 3-3

RPI: 197

Canisius won at Marist and then lost at Siena.

Next: Saturday, @ Manhattan


8. Manhattan Jaspers (8)

Record: 7-9, 2-4

RPI: 219

The Jaspers beat St. Peter's, 76-53, at home and then lost a close game at Fairfield, 88-85.

Next: Saturday, Canisius


9. Loyola (MD) Greyhounds (6)

Record: 8-8, 1-5

RPI: 184

Loyola lost both of their games this week against Fairfield and Iona.

Next: Friday, Marist


10. Marist Red Foxes (10)

Record: 1-15, 1-5

RPI: 341

Following their first win against Manhattan, Marist has now lost four straight games. This past week they lost to Canisius and Rider.

Next: Friday, @ Loyola (MD)


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