1 Saint Louis (2) – 50

Record: 7-1 Previous Rank: T-1 Last 10 Games: 7-1
Last Week: W vs. Kansas City 62-46  
Upcoming: 12/30 vs. Duquesne 1/2 vs. Massachusetts

2 San Diego State – 48

Record: 6-1 Previous Rank: 3 Last 10 Games: 6-1
Last Week: W vs. Saint Mary’s 74-49  
Upcoming: 1/2 vs. Colorado State  

T-3 BYU – 45

Record: 9-2 Previous Rank: 6 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W vs. Texas Southern 87-71 W vs. Weber State 87-79  
Upcoming: 12/31 @ Pepperdine 1/2 @ San Diego  

T-3 Western Kentucky – 45

Record: 7-2 Previous Rank: 5 Last 10 Games: 7-2  
Last Week: W vs. Tennessee Tech 88-68    
Upcoming: 1/1 @ Charlotte 1/2 @ Charlotte  

5 Richmond – 42

Record: 6-2 Previous Rank: T-1 Last 10 Games: 6-2
Last Week: L vs. Hofstra 71-76  
Upcoming: 12/30 @ Davidson 1/2 vs. St. Bonaventure

6 Boise State – 40

Record: 6-1 Previous Rank: 4 Last 10 Games: 6-1
Last Week: W vs. New Mexico 77-53 W vs. New Mexico 89-52
Upcoming: 12/31 @ San Jose State 1/2 @ San Jose State

7 St. Bonaventure – 38

Record: 2-0 Previous Rank: 7 Last 10 Games: 2-0
Last Week:     
Upcoming:  12/30 @ Rhode Island 1/2 @ Richmond

T-8 VCU – 34

Record: 7-2 Previous Rank: 11 Last 10 Games: 7-2
Last Week: W vs. James Madison 82-81  
Upcoming: 12/30 @ Saint Joseph’s 1/2 vs. Davidson

T-8 Winthrop – 34

Record: 5-0 Previous Rank: 8 Last 10 Games: 5-0
Last Week:    
Upcoming: 12/30 vs. Campbell 12/31 vs. Campbell

10 Loyola-Chicago – 31

Record: 5-2 Previous Rank: T-9 Last 10 Games: 5-2
Last Week: W vs. St. Francis (IL) 92-55 W vs. Illinois State 90-60
Upcoming: 12/28 vs. Illinois State 1/3 @ Bradley

11 Duquesne – 30

Record: 1-1 Previous Rank: T-9 Last 10 Games: 1-1
Last Week:    
Upcoming: 12/30 @ Saint Louis 1/2 @ George Washington

12 Dayton – 29

Record: 4-1 Previous Rank: T-12 Last 10 Games: 4-1
Last Week:     
Upcoming: 12/30 vs. La Salle 1/2 vs. George Mason

T-13 Furman – 26

Record: 6-3 Previous Rank: 14 Last 10 Games: 6-3
Last Week: W vs. South Carolina State 118-52  
Upcoming: 12/30 @ Chattanooga 1/2 vs. Mercer 

T-13 Saint Mary’s – 26

Record: 8-2 Previous Rank: T-12 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: L vs. San Diego State 49-74    
Upcoming:  12/30 vs. Sacramento State 1/2 vs. Pepperdine  

15 New Mexico State- 19

Record: 2-0 Previous Rank: 16 Last 10 Games: 2-0
Last Week:    
Upcoming: 12/28 @ Cal State Northridge  

16 Vermont – 18

Record: 2-1 Previous Rank: 15 Last 10 Games: 2-1  
Last Week: L @ UMass-Lowell 65-73 W @ UMass-Lowell 62-53 W vs. NJIT 92-78
Upcoming: 12/28 vs. NJIT 1/2 vs. Albany 1/3  vs. Albany

17 South Dakota State – 17

Record: 5-3 Previous Rank: T-17 Last 10 Games: 5-3  
Last Week:      
Upcoming:      

18 Drake -15

Record: 10-0 Previous Rank: 25 Last 10 Games: 10-0  
Last Week: W vs. North Dakota 88-55 W @ Indiana State 81-63  
Upcoming: 12/28 @ Indiana State 1/3 vs. Southern Illinois  

19 Belmont – 14

Record: 8-1 Previous Rank: T-19 Last 10 Games: 8-1
Last Week: W @ Evansville 72-63  
Upcoming: 12/30 vs. Murray State 1/2 @ Tennessee-Martin

T-20 Liberty – 12

Record: 8-3 Previous Rank: T-19 Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:  W vs. Alcorn State 108-65  
Upcoming: 1/1 @ Lipscomb 1/2 @ Lipscomb

T-20 San Francisco – 12

Record: 6-4 Previous Rank: T-17 Last 10 Games: 6-4  
Last Week:      
Upcoming:  12/31 vs. San Diego 1/2 @ #1 Gonzaga  

22 Chattanooga – 9

Record: 9-0 Previous Rank: T-22 Last 10 Games: 9-0  
Last Week: W @ Tennessee State 66-63    
Upcoming: 12/30 vs. Furman 1/2 @ VMI  

23 North Texas – 7

Record: 4-3 Previous Rank: 21 Last 10 Games: 4-3  
Last Week: W vs. LSU-Alexandria 110-78    
Upcoming: 1/1 vs. UAB 1/2 vs. UAB  

24 Southern Illinois – 5

Record: 7-0 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 7-0  
Last Week: W @ Butler 76-73 W vs. Evansville 63-57  
Upcoming: 12/28 vs. Evansville 1/3 @ Drake  

25 UAB – 3

Record: 7-1 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 7-1
Last Week:     
Upcoming: 1/1 @ North Texas 1/2 @ North Texas

Others receiving votes: Marshall 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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