VCU once again an elite Giant Killer

Shaka Smart and VCU face a tough road test this weekend against Saint Louis. Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports

When Saint Louis and VCU take the court on Saturday afternoon, most of the nation will see a battle for the top of the Atlantic 10. But we, the Giant Killer crew, tend to look at things a little differently.

For us, it’s all about the NCAA tournament. And if you ignore, for a moment, the fact that the Billikens and Rams are the best two teams in the A-10, you’d see that one (Saint Louis) is ranked 12th in the nation while the other received just a single vote in the latest AP poll. You’d see St. Louis at No. 16 and VCU 28th in the RPI. And over at Team Rankings, you’d find St. Louis at No. 12 and VCU at No. 36. So forgive us for catching just a whiff of a Giant Killer matchup.