Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 8
Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 8

Acknowledging the best Mid Majors in the game

1 Colorado State (7) – 175

Record: 10-0 Previous Rank: 1 Last 10 Games: 10-0  
Last Week:      
Upcoming: 1/4  vs. Air Force 1/7 @ Boise State  

2 Loyola-Chicago – 160

Record: 9-2 Previous Rank: 2 Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:     
Upcoming:  1/5 @ Illinois State 1/8 vs. Bradley
     

3 San Francisco – 156

Record: 13-1 Previous Rank: 3 Last 10 Games: 9-1  
Last Week: W vs. Academy of the Arts 118-78    
Upcoming: 1/6 @ Gonzaga 1/8 vs. San Diego  

4 BYU – 149

Record: 12-3 Previous Rank: 4 Last 10 Games: 7-3  
Last Week: W vs. Westminster 65-53    
Upcoming: 1/6 vs. Pacific 1/8 vs. Saint Mary’s  

T-5 Saint Mary’s – 131

Record: 12-3 Previous Rank: 5 Last 10 Games: 7-3  
Last Week:  W vs. Yale 87-60    
Upcoming:  1/6 @ Santa Clara 1/8 @ BYU  

T-5 Davidson – 131

Record: 10-2 Previous Rank: 10 Last 10 Games: 9-1    
Last Week:        
Upcoming: 1/5 @ St. Joseph’s 1/8 vs. Rhode Island    

T-5 San Diego State – 131

Record: 9-3 Previous Rank: 8 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week:  W @ UNLV 62-55    
Upcoming:  1/8 vs. Nevada    

8 Belmont – 122

Record: 10-3 Previous Rank: 7 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week:       
Upcoming:  1/6 vs. SEMO 1/8 @ UT Martin  
       

9 Iona – 114

Record: 11-2 Previous Rank: 9 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W vs. Marist 69-66    
Upcoming: 1/7 @ Saint Peter’s 1/9 @ Monmouth  

10 St. Bonaventure – 113

Record: 8-3 Previous Rank: 6 Last 10 Games: 7-3    
Last Week:        
Upcoming: 1/5 vs. Fordham 1/8 vs. Saint Louis    

T-11 Ohio – 103

Record: 10-2 Previous Rank: T-11 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W @ Western Michigan 59-47    
Upcoming: 1/4 @ Akron 1/7 vs. Kent State  

T-11 UAB – 103

Record: 12-3 Previous Rank: T-11 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week:  W vs. UTEP 75-62 W vs. UTSA 87-59  
Upcoming: 1/6 @ North Texas 1/8 @ Rice  

13 Saint Louis – 95

Record: 9-4 Previous Rank: 13 Last 10 Games: 6-4  
Last Week: W vs. Richmond 76-69    
Upcoming: 1/5 vs. La Salle 1/8 @ St. Bonaventure  

14 Murray State – 74

Record: 11-2 Previous Rank: 17 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W vs. SEMO 106-81    
Upcoming:  1/6 @ Eastern Illinois 1/8 @ SIUE  

15 Louisiana Tech – 72

Record: 11-3 Previous Rank: 18 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W vs. Marshall 79-56 W vs. Western Kentucky 74-73  
Upcoming: 1/6 @ UTEP 1/8 @ UTSA  

16 New Mexico State – 66

Record: 12-2 Previous Rank: T-14 Last 10 Games: 9-1  
Last Week: W vs. Chicago State 78-61    
Upcoming: 1/6 @ Lamar 1/8 @ UT Rio Grande Valley  

17 Dayton – 40

Record: 8-5 Previous Rank: 21 Last 10 Games: 7-3  
Last Week:      
Upcoming: 1/5 vs. VCU 1/8 @ George Washington  

18 Monmouth – 37

Record: 10-3 Previous Rank: 19 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week:      
Upcoming: 1/7 vs. Siena 1/9 vs. Iona  

19 Wyoming – 36

Record: 11-2 Previous Rank: 20 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week:      
Upcoming: 1/4 @ Nevada 1/8 @ Fresno State  
       

20 Chattanooga – 33

Record: 11-3 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 7-3  
Last Week:  W vs. East Tennessee State 85-52    
Upcoming: 1/5 @ Wofford 1/8  vs. The Citadel  
       

21 Boise State – 31

Record: 10-4 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W vs. Fresno State 65-55    
Upcoming:  1/7 vs. Colorado State    

22 South Dakota State – 30

Record: 12-4 Previous Rank:25 Last 10 Games: 7-3  
Last Week: W @ North Dakota State 90-86    
Upcoming:  1/8 vs. South Dakota    

23 Grand Canyon – 28

Record: 11-2 Previous Rank: 24 Last 10 Games: 8-2  
Last Week: W vs. Chicago State 80-63    
Upcoming: 1/6 @ UT Rio Grande Valley 1/8 @ Lamar  
       

24 Utah State – 26

Record: 9-5 Previous Rank: 16 Last 10 Games: 6-4  
Last Week: L @ Air Force 49-47    
Upcoming: 1/8 @ New Mexico    

25 Oakland – 24

Record: 9-4 Previous Rank: NR Last 10 Games: 7-3  
Last Week:  W vs. Robert Morris 79-61 W vs. Youngstown State 87-72  
Upcoming: 1/5 @ Detroit 1/7 vs. Green Bay 1/9 vs. Milwaukee

Others receiving votes: Drake19, North Texas 15, VCU 10, Abilene Christian 8, Fresno State 7, Princeton 6, Rhode Island 6, Akron 5, Nevada 5, Richmond 4, Cleveland State 3, Navy 2, VMI 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1, Toledo 1, Utah Valley 1

Dropped from the rankings: Richmond T-14, Drake 22, Fresno State 23

Voters: Matt Karner, Matt Waldman, Tristan Freeman, Shelby Mast, Rocco Miller, Nick Lorensen, Bryan Mauro

*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 in this season’s Under the Radar Top 25.*

By Matt Karner

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

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