Mid-Major

1 Saint Louis (2) – 50

Record: 7-1 Previous Rank: 1 Last 10 Games: 7-1
Last Week:    
Upcoming:    

2 San Diego State – 48

Record: 9-2 Previous Rank: 3 Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W vs. Colorado State 78-65 W vs. Nevada 65-60 W vs. Nevada 69-67
Upcoming: 1/14 @ Utah State 1/16 @ Utah State  

T-3 Boise State- 45

Record: 10-1 Previous Rank: 4 Last 10 Games: 10-0  
Last Week: W vs. Air Force 78-59 W vs. Air Force 80-69  
Upcoming: 1/11 @ Wyoming 1/13 @ Wyoming  

T-3 BYU – 45

Record: 9-3 Previous Rank: 2 Last 10 Games: 7-3  
Last Week: L @ #1 Gonzaga 69-86    
Upcoming: 1/14 @ Saint Mary’s 1/16 @ San Francisco  

5 Winthrop – 42

Record: 11-0 Previous Rank: 6 Last 10 Games: 10-0  
Last Week: W @ Charleston Southern 85-69 W @ Charleston Southern 78-76 W vs. Gardner-Webb 76-65 W vs. Gardner-Webb 91-83
Upcoming:  1/14 vs. Longwood 1/15 vs. Longwood  

6 Richmond – 40

Record: 9-3 Previous Rank: 9 Last 10 Games: 7-3    
Last Week: W vs. Rhode Island 80-73 W @ George Mason 77-57    
Upcoming: 1/16 vs. VCU      

T-7 Furman – 37

Record: 8-3 Previous Rank: T-10 Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:     
Upcoming:  1/13 @ The Citadel 1/16 vs. East Tennessee State

T-7 Saint Bonaventure – 37

Record: 4-1 Previous Rank: T-10 Last 10 Games: 4-1
Last Week: W vs. Saint Joseph’s 83-57  
Upcoming:  1/13 @ Fordham 1/15 vs. Duquesne

9 Drake – 34

Record: 13-0 Previous Rank: 13 Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week: W vs. Southern Illinois 86-55  
Upcoming:    

10 Belmont – 31

Record: 12-1 Previous Rank: 17 Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W vs. SE Missouri State 77-66 W vs. Tennessee-Martin 89-69
Upcoming: 1/14 @ Tennessee Tech 1/16 @ Jacksonville State

11 Colorado State – 31

Record: 8-2 Previous Rank: 14 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: L @ San Diego State 65-78 W vs. UNLV 74-71 W vs. UNLV 83-80
Upcoming: 1/14 @ San Jose State 1/16 @ San Jose State  

12 Western Kentucky – 28

Record: 9-4 Previous Rank: T-7 Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:  W vs. Louisiana Tech 66-64 L vs. Louisiana Tech 58-63
Upcoming: 1/15 vs. Marshall 1/17 @ Marshall

13 Loyola-Chicago – 26

Record: 7-3 Previous Rank: T-7 Last 10 Games: 7-3  
Last Week: L @ Indiana State 71-76    
Upcoming: 1/11 @ Indiana State 1/16 vs. Northern Iowa 1/17 vs. Northern Iowa

14 VCU – 24

Record: 9-3 Previous Rank: 5 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W @ George Mason 66-61 L vs. Rhode Island 68-83  
Upcoming:  1/13 @ George Washington  1/16 @ Richmond  

15 South Dakota State – 23

Record: 8-3 Previous Rank: T-15 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W vs. Mount Marty 93-50 W vs. Western Illinois 83-77 W vs. Western Illinois 92-63
Upcoming: 1/15 @ Omaha 1/16 @ Omaha  

16 Saint Mary’s – 20

Record: 9-3 Previous Rank: 12 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: L vs. Santa Clara 64-66    
Upcoming: 1/14 vs. BYU 1/16 vs. #1 Gonzaga  

17 Marshall – 18

Record: 7-2 Previous Rank: T-19 Last 10 Games: 7-2  
Last Week:      
Upcoming: 1/15 @ Western Kentucky 1/17 vs. Western Kentucky  

T-18 Abilene Christian – 14

Record: 10-2 Previous Rank: 22 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W @ Houston Baptist 66-63    
Upcoming: 1/16 vs. Southeastern Louisiana    

T-18 Utah State – 14

Record: 9-3 Previous Rank: 21 Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W @ New Mexico 77-45 W @ New Mexico 82-46
Upcoming: 1/14 vs. San Diego State 1/16 vs. San Diego State

20 Bowling Green – 11

Record: 9-2 Previous Rank: 24 Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:  W vs. Central Michigan 90-69 W @ Central Michigan 93-65
Upcoming: 1/12 vs. Ball State 1/15 @ Buffalo

21 Toledo – 9

Record: 10-3 Previous Rank: T-25 Last 10 Games: 9-1  
Last Week: W @ Kent State 84-82 W vs. Ohio 95-78  
Upcoming:  1/12 vs. Eastern Michigan  1/16 @ Akron  

22 Liberty – 8

Record: 11-4 Previous Rank: 23 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W vs. Kennesaw State 69-63 W vs. Kennesaw State 76-47  
Upcoming: 1/15 @ Stetson 1.16 @ Stetson  

23 Siena – 5

Record: 4-0 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 4-0  
Last Week: W vs. Monmouth 76-62 W @ Fairfield 74-58 W @ Fairfield 75-68
Upcoming: 1/15 @ Rider 1/16 @ Rider  

24 Eastern Kentucky – 4

Record: 11-2 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 9-1  
Last Week: W vs. Jacksonville State 69-66 (OT) W vs. Tennessee Tech 90-89  
Upcoming: 1/14 @ SIU Edwardsville 1/16 @ Eastern Illinois  

25 Cleveland State – 3

Record: 8-3 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:  W vs. Northern Kentucky 58-44 W vs. Northern Kentucky 74-71 (OT)
Upcoming: 1/15 @ Wright State 1/16 @ Wright State

Others receiving votes: UAB 2, Grand Canyon 1, Missouri State 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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