Mid-Major Top 25

1 Saint Louis (2) – 50

Record: 7-1Previous Rank: 1Last 10 Games: 7-1
Last Week:  
Upcoming:1/6 @ La Salle1/9 @ St. Joseph’s

2 BYU – 48

Record: 9-2Previous Rank: T-3Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:   
Upcoming: 1/7 vs. Pacific 

3 San Diego State- 46

Record: 6-2Previous Rank: 2Last 10 Games: 6-2 
Last Week:L vs. Colorado State 70-67  
Upcoming:1/4 vs. Colorado State1/7 vs. Nevada1/9 vs. Nevada

4 Boise State – 44

Record: 8-1Previous Rank: 6Last 10 Games: 8-1
Last Week:W vs. San Jose State 106-54W vs. San Jose State 87-86
Upcoming:1/6 vs. Air Force1/8 vs. Air Force

5 VCU – 41

Record: 8-2Previous Rank: T-8Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W @ St. Joseph’s 80-64 
Upcoming: 1/6 @ George Mason1/9 vs. Rhode Island

6 Winthrop – 39

Record: 7-0Previous Rank: T-8Last 10 Games: 7-0  
Last Week:W vs. Campbell 84-83W vs. Campbell 94-76  
Upcoming:1/4 @ Charleston Southern1/5 @ Charleston Southern1/9 @ High Point1/10 @ High Point

T-7 Loyola-Chicago – 37

Record: 7-2Previous Rank: 10Last 10 Games: 7-2
Last Week: W vs. Illinois State 86-55W vs. North Texas 57-49
Upcoming: 1/10 @ Drake 

T-7 Western Kentucky – 37

Record: 8-3Previous Rank: T-3Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ Charlotte 67-63L @ Charlotte 75-71 
Upcoming: 1/8 vs. Louisiana Tech1/9 vs. Louisiana Tech

9 Richmond – 36

Record: 7-3Previous Rank: 5Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ Davidson 80-74L vs. St. Bonaventure 69-66
Upcoming:1/6 vs. Rhode Island1/9 @ George Mason

T-10 Furman – 31

Record: 8-3Previous Rank: T-13Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ Chattanooga 77-73W vs. Mercer 83-80
Upcoming:1/9 vs. VMI 

T-10 St. Bonaventure – 31

Record: 3-1Previous Rank: 7Last 10 Games: 3-1
Last Week:L @ Rhode Island 63-57W @ Richmond 69-66
Upcoming:1/6 vs. St. Joseph’s1/9 vs. George Washington

12 Saint Mary’s – 28

Record: 9-2Previous Rank: T-13Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W vs. Sacramento State 63-45 
Upcoming:1/7 @ San Diego1/9 @ Santa Clara

13 Drake – 25

Record: 12-0Previous Rank: 18Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W @ Indiana State 73-66W vs. Southern Illinois 73-55
Upcoming:1/4 vs. Southern Illinois1/10 vs. Loyola-Chicago

14 Colorado State – 23

Record: 6-1Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 6-1 
Last Week:W vs. Fresno State 75-53W vs. Fresno State 81-59W @ San Diego State 70-67
Upcoming: 1/4 @ San Diego State1/7 vs. UNLV1/9 vs. UNLV

T-15 Dayton – 20

Record: 5-2Previous Rank: 12Last 10 Games: 5-2
Last Week:L vs. La Salle 67-65W vs. George Mason 74-65
Upcoming:1/5 @ Fordham1/8 @ Davidson

T-15 South Dakota State – 20

Record: 5-3Previous Rank: 17Last 10 Games: 5-3 
Last Week:   
Upcoming:1/4 vs. Mount Marty1/8 vs. Western Illinois1/9 vs. Western Illinois

17 Belmont – 19

Record: 10-1Previous Rank: 19Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W vs. Murray State 68-55W @ UT Martin 90-69
Upcoming:1/7 vs. SE Missouri State1/9 vs. UT Martin

18 Duquesne -15

Record: 2-2Previous Rank: 11Last 10 Games: 2-2
Last Week:W @ George Washington 75-63L @ George Washington 75-73
Upcoming:1/5 vs. Davidson1/9 vs. Fordham

T-19 Marshall – 14

Record: 7-2Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 7-2
Last Week:L @ Louisiana Tech 75-68W @ Louisiana Tech 80-73
Upcoming:1/8 vs. Charlotte1/9 vs. Charlotte

T-19 San Francisco – 14

Record: 7-5Previous Rank: T-20Last 10 Games: 7-5
Last Week: W vs. San Diego 70-62L @ Gonzaga 85-62
Upcoming:1/7 vs. Pepperdine1/9 @ Loyola Marymount

21 Utah State – 10

Record: 7-3Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ Air Force 83-48W @ Air Force 72-53
Upcoming: 1/6 vs. New Mexico1/8 vs. New Mexico

22 Abilene Christian – 8

Record: 9-2Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Dallas Christian 82-44W vs. Lamar 83-65
Upcoming:1/6 @ Houston Baptist 

23 Liberty – 5

Record: 9-4Previous Rank: T-20Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:L @ Lipscomb 77-70W @ Lipscomb 66-50
Upcoming:  

24 Bowling Green – 4

Record: 7-2Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 7-2
Last Week:W @ Ohio 83-73W @ Northern Illinois 68-42
Upcoming:1/5 vs. Central Michigan 

25 Bradley – 2

Record: 6-3Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 6-3
Last Week:   
Upcoming:1/9 @ Northern Iowa1/10 @ Northern Iowa

Others receiving votes: Toledo 2, Eastern Kentucky 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