Shaka Smart and VCU have never been picked higher than third in preseason conference polls -- this time, the Rams are the heavy favorite to win the league.
Head coach Shaka Smart and VCU will not get to simply dip their toe into the 2013-14 schedule, as the Rams will play a non-conference slate that will put them to the test early.
VCU's frontcourt depth took a short-term hit earlier this week, when Jarred Guest dislocated his ankle.
Hundreds of players changed teams in the past couple of months, so we're recapping all the major moves.
The ACC could be a dominant force in college hoops, as Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame join the usual Tobacco Road powers.
How will the Atlantic 10 change after one year in which it had more NCAA bids than any other in conference history?
VCU has added a key piece that will be eligible this coming season. Shaka Smart and his staff have pulled a fifth-year transfer in Florida State's Terrance Shannon, sources told CBSSports.com.
Last week it was Butler's Rotnei Clarke and on Saturday, Florida State's Terrance Shannon was the one who left an arena on a stretcher. Shannon injured his neck late in the second half of Florida State's miserable 56-36 loss at Virginia.
Over the last few seasons, Florida State has been OK with losing a few early games -- because it would simply turn around and get big wins in ACC play. Not this year.
No. 1 Duke pulled away in the second half to beat Santa Clara. North Carolina picked up a quality win over No. 20 UNLV in Chapel Hill.

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