Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 9
Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 9

Acknowledging the best Mid Majors in the game

1 Loyola-Chicago (6) – 174

Record: 11-2Previous Rank: 2Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. San Francisco 79-74W vs. Bradley 78-71
Upcoming:1/11 vs. Valparaiso1/15 @ Indiana State

2 Colorado State – 163

Record: 11-1Previous Rank: 1Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W vs. Air Force 67-59L @ San Diego State 79-49
Upcoming: 1/12 vs. Utah State1/15 @ San Jose State

3 San Diego State- 148

Record: 10-3Previous Rank: T-5Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W vs. Colorado State 79-49
Upcoming: 1/12 @ Wyoming1/15 @ New Mexico

4 San Francisco – 147

Record: 14-2Previous Rank: 3Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:L vs. Loyola-Chicago 79-74W vs. San Diego 88-73
Upcoming:1/13 vs. Loyola Marymount1/15 vs. BYU

5 BYU – 138

Record: 14-3Previous Rank: 4Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Pacific 73-51W vs. Saint Mary’s 52-43
Upcoming:1/13 @ Gonzaga1/15 @ San Francisco

6 Davidson – 137

Record: 12-2Previous Rank: T-5Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W @ St. Joe’s 88-73W vs. Rhode Island 72-68
Upcoming:1/11 vs. UMass1/14 @ Richmond

7 Belmont – 123

Record: 12-3Previous Rank: 8Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W vs. SEMO 102-62W @ UT Martin 81-55
Upcoming: 1/13 vs. Austin Peay1/15 vs. Murray State

T-8 Saint Louis – 110

Record: 10-4Previous Rank: 13Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week: W vs. Iona 68-67
Upcoming: 1/11 @ Dayton1/15 vs. Fordham

T-8 St. Bonaventure – 110

Record: 8-3Previous Rank: 10Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:
Upcoming:1/11 @ La Salle1/14 vs. VCU

10 Ohio – 102

Record: 12-2Previous Rank: T-11Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ Akron 69-63W vs. Kent State 80-72
Upcoming:1/11 vs. Bowling Green1/15 @ Central Michigan

11 Iona – 100

Record: 12-3Previous Rank: 9Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week: L @ Saint Louis 68-67
Upcoming:1/11 @ Fairfield1/14 vs. Manhattan1/16 vs. Niagara

T-12 UAB – 97

Record: 13-4Previous Rank: T-11Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ North Texas 69-63L @ Rice 85-80
Upcoming:1/13 vs. FIU1/15 vs. FAU

T-12 Saint Mary’s – 97

Record: 12-4Previous Rank: T-5Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:L @ BYU 52-43
Upcoming:1/13 @ Pepperdine1/15 vs. Pacific

14 Murray State – 88

Record: 12-2Previous Rank: 17Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ SIUE 74-69
Upcoming: 1/13 vs. Tennessee State1/15 @ Belmont

15 New Mexico State – 83

Record: 13-2Previous Rank: 16Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ UT Rio Grande Valley 85-73
Upcoming:1/13 vs. Tarleton State1/15 vs. Abilene Christian

16 Louisiana Tech – 77

Record: 13-3Previous Rank: 15Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ UTEP 64-52W @ UTSA 79-63
Upcoming:1/13 vs. SOuthern Miss1/16 @ Southern Miss

17 VCU – 54

Record: 9-4Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ Dayton 53-52W @ La Salle 85-66
Upcoming:1/11 vs. George Washington1/14 @ St. Bonaventure

18 Chattanooga – 42

Record: 13-3Previous Rank: 20Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ Wofford 75-67W vs. Citadel 85-67
Upcoming:1/12 @ Western Carolina1/15 vs. Furman

T-19 South Dakota State – 37

Record: 13-4Previous Rank: 22Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W vs. South Dakota 84-65
Upcoming:1/13 @ Omaha1/15 vs. Denver

T-19 Boise State – 37

Record: 10-4Previous Rank:21Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:
Upcoming: 1/12 @ Nevada

T-21 Monmouth – 31

Record: 10-3Previous Rank: 18Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:
Upcoming:1/14 @ Saint Peter’s1/16 @ Marist

T-21 Wyoming – 31

Record: 11-2Previous Rank: 19Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:
Upcoming: 1/12 vs. San Diego State1/15 @ Utah State

T-21 Oakland – 31

Record: 11-4Previous Rank: 25Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Ohio Christian 108-40W vs. Milwaukee86-65
Upcoming:1/13 @ Cleveland State1/15 @ Fort Wayne

24 Utah State – 23

Record: 10-5Previous Rank: 24Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week: W @ New Mexico 90-87
Upcoming:1/12 @ Colorado State1/15 vs. Wyoming

25 Grand Canyon – 21

Record: 12-2Previous Rank: 23Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ UT Rio Grande Valley 84-70
Upcoming:1/13 vs. Abilene Christian1/15 vs. Tarleton State

Others receiving votes: Drake 16, North Texas 12, Dayton 9, Fresno State 7, Utah Valley 7, Furman 5, Princeton 5, Furman 3, Rhode Island 3, UC Irvine 3, Cleveland State 2, Navy 2

Dropped from the rankings: Dayton 17

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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