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CAA Standings 2012: Drexel Clinches Top Seed In Conference Tournament

Drexel has earned the top seed in the upcoming CAA tournament.

The Drexel Dragons won their 16th straight game on Wednesday night, downing James Madison 78-61 and earning the top seed in the upcoming CAA tournament along the way.

At 15-2 in the conference and 24-5 overall, the Dragons will head into the CAA tournament (to be held March 2 - 5 in Richmond, VA) amongst the favorites to clinch the automatic NCAA tournament birth.

Just behind Drexel sits both George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth, each of whom have 14-3 conference records, but both teams fell to Drexel earlier in the season.

The top four teams from the conference will earn first round byes in the tournament, while the remaining eight schools will need to win four games in four days to take home the CAA crown.

Drexel's opening round opponent will be the winner of the eight vs. nine seed game, which currently would pit UNC-Wilmington again James Madison. All CAA teams have one remaining conference game left.

Colonial Athletic Association Standings

(updated 2.23.2012 at 2:13 AM EST)

Conf Overall
Drexel Dragons 15 2 24 5
Va. Commonwealth Rams 14 3 24 6
George Mason Patriots 14 3 23 7
Old Dominion Monarchs 13 4 19 11
Delaware Blue Hens 11 6 16 12
Georgia St. Panthers 10 7 19 10
Northeastern Huskies 9 8 13 15
UNC-Wilmington Seahawks 5 12 9 19
James Madison Dukes 4 13 11 19
William & Mary Tribe 4 13 6 24
Hofstra Pride 2 15 9 21
Towson Tigers 1 16 1 29

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