CBB Review: Mid Major Top 25

T-1 Richmond (1) – 49

Record: 6-1 Previous Rank: 3 Last 10 Games: 6-1
Last Week: W @ Vanderbilt 78-66 W vs. Loyola-Chicago 75-73
Upcoming: 12/22 vs. Hofstra  

T-1 Saint Louis (1) – 49

Record: 6-1 Previous Rank: 1 Last 10 Games: 6-1  
Last Week: W vs. Indiana State 78-59 W vs. NC State 80-69 L @ Minnesota 90-82
Upcoming: 12/23 vs. UMKC    

3 San Diego State – 46

Record: 5-1 Previous Rank: 2 Last 10 Games: 5-1
Last Week: L vs. BYU 72-62  
Upcoming: 12/22 vs. Saint Mary’s  

4 Boise State – 43

Record: 4-1 Previous Rank: 6 Last 10 Games: 4-1
Last Week: W vs. Weber State 70-59  
Upcoming: 12/21 vs. New Mexico 12/23 vs. New Mexico

5 Western Kentucky – 42

Record: 6-2 Previous Rank: 7 Last 10 Games: 6-2
Last Week: W @ Alabama 73-71  
Upcoming: 12/22 vs. Tennessee Tech  

6 BYU – 41

Record: 7-2 Previous Rank: 8 Last 10 Games: 7-2
Last Week: W @ San Diego State 72-62  
Upcoming: 12/21 vs. Texas Southern 12/23 vs. Weber State

7 St. Bonaventure – 38

Record: 2-0 Previous Rank: 9 Last 10 Games: 2-0
Last Week: W vs. Hofstra 77-69  
Upcoming: 12/22 vs. Buffalo  

8 Winthrop – 32

Record: 5-0 Previous Rank: T-17 Last 10 Games: 5-0
Last Week: W vs. Furman 87-71  
Upcoming:     

T-9 Duquesne – 31

Record: 1-1 Previous Rank: T-11 Last 10 Games: 1-1
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T-9 Loyola-Chicago – 31

Record: 3-2 Previous Rank: 4 Last 10 Games: 3-2
Last Week: L @ Wisconsin 77-63 L vs. Richmond 75-73
Upcoming: 12/27 vs. Illinois State  

11 VCU – 30

Record: 6-2 Previous Rank: 10 Last 10 Games: 6-2
Last Week: W vs. Western Carolina 93-68  
Upcoming:    

T-12 Dayton – 28

Record: 4-1 Previous Rank: T-15 Last 10 Games: 4-1
Last Week: W vs. Ole Miss 65-62  
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T-12 Saint Mary’s – 28

Record: 8-1 Previous Rank: T-11 Last 10 Games: 8-1
Last Week: W vs. Eastern Washington 80-75 W vs. Colorado State 53-33
Upcoming: 12/22 vs. San Diego State  

14 Furman – 27

Record: 5-3 Previous Rank: 5 Last 10 Games: 5-3
Last Week: L @ Alabama 83-80 L @ Winthrop 87-71
Upcoming:  12/21 vs. South Carolina State  

15 Vermont- 25

Record: 0-0 Previous Rank: T-11 Last 10 Games: 0-0  
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Upcoming: 12/21 @ UMass Lowell 12/22 @ UMass Lowell 12/27 vs. NJIT

16 New Mexico State – 19

Record: 3-3 Previous Rank: 14 Last 10 Games: 3-3
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T-17 San Francisco – 17

Record: 6-4 Previous Rank: T-15 Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week: L @ Oregon 74-64 W vs. Grand Canyon 68-65
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T-17 South Dakota State -14

Record: 5-3 Previous Rank: 19 Last 10 Games: 5-3
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T-19 Belmont – 12

Record: 7-1 Previous Rank: T-22 Last 10 Games: 7-1
Last Week: W vs. 64-53 Kennesaw State W @ Tennessee State 88-63
Upcoming: 12/21 @ Evansville  

T-19 Liberty – 12

Record: 7-3 Previous Rank: T-22 Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:  W vs. South Carolina State 82-52 W vs. Carver 91-38
Upcoming: 12/22 vs. Alcorn State  

21 North Texas – 8

Record: 3-3 Previous Rank: T-22 Last 10 Games: 3-3
Last Week: W vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 81-56 W vs. Houston Baptist 85-55
Upcoming:     

T-22 Abilene Christian – 6

Record: 7-1 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 7-1
Last Week: W vs. Hardin Simmons 95-73  
Upcoming: 12/22 @ Arkansas  

T-22 Chattanooga – 6

Record: 8-0 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 8-0
Last Week: W vs. UNC Asheville 69-66 W @ UAB 69-66
Upcoming: 12/22 @ Tennessee State  

24 Marshall – 5

Record: 5-1 Previous Rank: 21 Last 10 Games: 5-1
Last Week: L vs. Toledo 96-87 W 85-71 Robert Morris
Upcoming: 12/22 vs. UNC Asheville  

25 Drake – 4

Record: 8-0 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 8-0
Last Week: W @ South Dakota 75-57 W vs. Chicago State 111-67
Upcoming: 12/22 vs. North Dakota 12/27 @ Indiana State

Others receiving votes: UAB 3, Bradley 1

Voters: Matt Karner, Matt Waldman

*Disclaimer: A Mid-Major is an evolving term. At CBB Review we define a mid-major as conferences that send ≤ 20% of their teams to the NCAA tournament in the past five seasons. Or, teams that are ranked in the AP top 25 < 30% of the time in a five-year span. With this under consideration, the power six, the AAC, and Gonzaga were not included for consideration this season.*

 

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By Matt Karner

Big East hoops writer for NCAAM Review Bracketologist for Busted Bracketology (www.bustedbracketology.wordpress.com) Twitter: @karner44 Instagram: @karner44