Through games completed on Dec. 30 2012....
1. Virginia Commonwealth
Of the four 12-5 teams the Rams have scored the most among the 12-win teams at 16,724 and are led by Santa Clara's Kevin Foster and Iona's Sean Armand both in the top 10 scorers among mid major players.
12-5 The hottest team among the middies winning 5 game sin a row and primed to knock the Rams off their pedestal if they slip this week. They have scored 15.492 points as a team and led by Oakland's (MI) Junior Travis Badar as he is their leading scorer.
3. Old Dominion
12-5 They get the nod here over St. Josephs due to slightly better division record at 3-2. Utah Valley's Ben Aird has been the king in Norfolk leading the Monarchs in scoring.
4, St Josephs
12-5 This team is built for the future as two of their top three leading scorers are Freshman John Brown of High Point and Elfrid Payton of Louisiana-Lafayette. The are looking to break in the New Year by reversing a 2-game slide.
11-6 The highest scoring team among the middies at 18,257 plus they own a share of the best division record at 4-1. Like Hawks above this team is built for the future as well boasting only two seniors on the 20-man roster. Leading the way for the Flames are two Sophs Shawn Long of Louisiana Lafayette and Nino Johnson of SE Missouri.
6. New Mexico
11-6 SE Missouri's Tyler Stone leads the way here as the Lobos share the best division record 4-1 with two other squads.
11-6 BYU's Junior Tyler Haws is leading the way as the Cougars ride a two game win streak into 2013.
8. New Hampshire
11-6 Jamille Hagins of Delaware has been the leading man for the Wildcats so far.
10-7 Probably the most dangerous team in the top 10. The Bulldogs are led by Brandon Davies, BYU, and Tony Mitchell, North Texas, who are among the top four overall scorers in the league.
10. Weber State
10-7 Youngtown State's Damian Erkle leads the way here.
On the cusp of breaking the top 10 is a hot Murray State
(9-8) team that is riding a three game win steak going into 2013. They are led by their own branded player Ed Daniel who is averaging over 54 points a game.
Happy new year