32 Conferences in 64 Days: Colonial Athletic Association

The CAA is always a conference that the public forgets about until their conference tourney title game is on national TV. This season will be very entertaining so I suggest everyone to tune in to some regular season games. Delaware is a clear favorite but a couple teams will challenge them this season.

  1. Delaware (15 Seed)
  2. Hofstra
  3. Elon
  4. Drexel
  5. Towson
  6. UNC Wilmington
  7. College of Charleston
  8. Northeastern
  9. William & Mary
  10. James Madison
  1. Delaware- The best team in the CAA this season will be the Blue Hens. They bring back all of their production from their 11-7 squad. They are the most experienced team in the CAA and they will be on top of the mountain when the regular season ends. A tight conference will make this race a lot of fun, but I think the Blue Hens will prevail.
  2. Hofstra- The Pride is losing over 75% of their production from last season but they still have Jalen Ray will be in the running of CAA player of the year. I think if they can get their JUCO transfers can step up and be great role players then this Hofstra team will be able to be in the regular season title race.
  3. Elon- The Phoenix will be the most improved team in the CAA, they bring back 80% of their production from a young team last season. I think they played a lot better in March and will take that good vibes into this season and be in the top 3 in the CAA. Should be a fun team to watch with their fast pace.
  4. Drexel- The Dragons had a young roster last season and struggled in conference play finishing 6-12. They have another year of experience and bringing some newcomers will be give them depth which will led to a successful season. They are a fast paced team so watch some Drexel games if you like points.
  5. Towson- The Tigers coaching staff did a great job of bringing in talent this offseason because they lose a lot of their 12-6 season. The biggest question mark for this team is the back court because they lose their top 3 guards and will need newcomers to fill those roles. If they can find some guard play then they can be in the top 3 in the CAA this season.
  6. UNC Wilmington- a 5-13 finish in the CAA was a tough season for the Seahawks. They bring back 85% of their production from last season. Bringing in a solid freshmen class will bring them more depth than they had last season which is why I think they will be in the middle of the pack in the league this season.
  7. College of Charleston- This starts a run of 3 teams who were in the top of the league and will fall towards the bottom. Losing Grant Riller is a huge blow for the Cougars. Riller averaged 22 points a game last season and the next scorer was at 11 points a game. They do not bring in any newcomers to replace that offense.
  8. Northeastern- Some people will be surprised I have this program so low. The Huskies lose 76% of their production from a solid 11-7 finish in conference play and they do not bring in any talent to replace that production. Teams will be able to bully their front court all season and Northeastern will have a tough season. 
  9. William & Mary- Losing the most production in the CAA is not a great start to this offseason for the Tribe. They will be a very small team this season ( tallest player is 6’ 6”) and I don’t think they are a team designed to play fast and don’t have the outside shooting to keep up with a lot of teams.
  10. James Madison- Finishing last place by 3 games in a conference like CAA is not a great sign for any program. The Dukes lose a 50% of their production and having all their transfers needing to sit out this season is not going to help. JMU will be on the bottom of the conference again

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