2. Northeastern: The Huskies struggled down the stretch last season, but return four starters and have the pieces to win the CAA title.
3. Old Dominion: Always a factor in the conference, the Monarchs return five starters from last season, including all-conference big man Gerald Lee.
4. George Mason: The Patriots lose three starters from a year ago, but are going to be built around all-conference guard Cam Long.
5. James Madison: After reaching 21 wins last season, the young and talented Dukes could be ready to take the next step and be a sleeper.
6. Hofstra: Not surprisingly, the Pride are going to be a contender. Charles Jenkins is arguably the best player in the league and can carry the team.
7. Georgia State: If stud freshman Rashanti Harris ever steps onto the court, the Panthers will have enough firepower to make some noise.
8. UNC-Wilmington: The Seahawks struggled immensely last season, winning just three league games, but guards Chad Tomko and Johnny Wolf both return.
9. William & Mary: Another team looking to take a step forward, the Tribe are led by the inside-outside tandem of David Schneider and Danny Sumner.
10. Delaware: The loss of point guard Brian Johnson to an ACL injury hurts, but Jawan Carter and Alphonso Dawson will continue to be scorers.
11. Drexel: The Dragons lose leading scorer Scott Rodgers and could struggle offensively, but they play excellent defense and are experienced.
12. Towson: The Tigers have the potential to be much better than this, especially if a heralded freshman class led by Isiah Philmore makes an impact.
Player of the Year: Charles Jenkins, G, Hofstra
G- Charles Jenkins, Hofstra
G- Chad Tomko, UNC-Wilmington
G/F- Matt Janning, Northeastern
F- Gerald Lee, Old Dominion
C- Larry Sanders, VCU
G- Jawan Carter, Delaware
G- Cam Long, George Mason
G- Joe Dukes, Georgia State
G- David Schneider, William & Mary
F- Manny Adako, Northeastern