MAAC Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 20

Jesse KramerCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2010

Rank. Team (Previous Ranking)

1. Siena Saints (1)

Record: 15-4, 8-0 

RPI: 33

The Saints continue to dominate the MAAC, handling Fairfield on the road and then beating Manhattan to extend their home winning streak to 31 games.

Next: Thursday, Loyola (MD)


2. Fairfield Stags (2)

Record: 13-5, 6-2

RPI: 117

Fairfield lost at home to Siena and then came from behind to beat Canisius in a close game.

Next: Thursday, @ Marist


3. Iona Gaels (3)

Record: 13-6, 5-3

RPI: 76

Iona has now won four straight games. This week, they beat both Niagara and Rider by double digits.

Next: Friday, @ Manhattan


4. St. Peter's Peacocks (5)

Record: 10-8, 5-3

RPI: 178

St. Peter's won at Rider by 11, then came home to win a close, low-scoring game against Loyola (MD).

Next: Friday, @ Niagara


5. Canisius Golden Griffins (7)

Record: 9-10, 4-4

RPI: 176

Canisius blew a 22-point lead against Manhattan on Saturday, but came back from being down four in the final two minutes to force overtime. Julius Coles' three-pointer with 5.7 seconds remaining gave the Golden Griffins a 63-61 victory.

Next: Friday, Rider


6. Niagara Purple Eagles (4)

Record: 11-9, 4-4

RPI: 137

Niagara lost by 17 at Iona, then ended their four-game road trip with a win at Marist.

Next: Friday, St. Peter's


7. Rider Broncs (6)

Record: 10-10, 3-5

RPI: 168

Rider lost to St. Peter's and Iona this week. The Broncs continue to disappoint since a surprise win at Mississippi State to open the season.

Next: Friday, @ Canisius


8. Manhattan Jaspers (8)

Record: 7-11, 2-6

RPI: 223

Manhattan has now lost three straight after dropping a home game against Canisius and at Siena.

Next: Friday, Iona


9. Loyola (MD) Greyhounds (9)

Record: 9-9, 2-6

RPI: 188

Loyola (MD) beat Marist in a close game and then blew a seven-point halftime lead against St. Peter's, losing 48-43.

Next: Thursday, @ Siena


10. Marist Red Foxes (10)

Record: 1-17, 1-7

RPI: 340

With losses to Loyola (MD) and Niagara, Marist has now lost six straight. Their only win of the season came against Manhattan.

Next: Thursday, Fairfield


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