Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 11
Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 11

Acknowledging the best Mid Majors in the game

1 Colorado State- 166 (2)

Record: 13-1Previous Rank: 3Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W vs. New Mexico 80-74W @ Air Force 73-53
Upcoming: 1/25 vs. Nevada1/28 vs. UNLV

2 BYU – 164 (2)

Record: 17-4Previous Rank: 2Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W vs. San Diego 79-71W vs. Portland 78-65
Upcoming: 1/27 @ Santa Clara1/29 @ Pacific

3 Davidson – 163 (3)

Record: 16-2Previous Rank: 5Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W @ VCU 63-61W @ Fordham 69-66
Upcoming:1/26 vs. VCU1/29 vs. La Salle

4 Loyola-Chicago – 151

Record: 14-3Previous Rank: 1Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ Evansville 77-48L vs. Missouri State 79-69
Upcoming:1/25 vs. Southern Illinois1/27 @ Southern Illinois1/30 @ Drake

5 Murray State – 141

Record: 17-2Previous Rank: 7Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W @ Easten Illinois 72-46W vs. Eastern Illinois 91-51W vs. UT Martin 74-66
Upcoming: 1/24 vs. Tennessee Tech1/27 @ Tennessee Tech1/29 vs. Morehead State

6 San Francisco – 134

Record: 16-4Previous Rank: 6Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:L @ Gonzaga 78-62W @ Pepperdine 71-45
Upcoming:1/27 vs. Saint Mary’s1/29 vs. Santa Clara

7 UAB – 120

Record: 16-4Previous Rank: 13Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ Louisiana Tech 83-76
Upcoming:1/27 @ Western Kentucky1/29 @ Marshall

8 San Diego State – 119

Record: 10-4Previous Rank: 4Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:L vs. Boise State 42-37
Upcoming:1/24 vs. UNLV1/26 @ Utah State

T-9 Iona – 116

Record: 16-3Previous Rank: 9Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W @ Monmouth 86-85W @ Quinnipiac 76-61
Upcoming:1/25 vs. Siena1/30 vs. Saint Peter’s

T-9 Boise State – 116

Record: 15-4Previous Rank: T-19Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W vs. Air Force 62-56W @ Utah State 62-59W @ San Diego State 42-37
Upcoming: 1/25 vs. Wyoming1/28 @ Fresno State

11 Saint Mary’s – 99

Record: 15-4Previous Rank: 10Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W vs. Santa Clara 73-65W @ LMU 83-51
Upcoming:1/27 @ San Francisco1/29 vs. Pepperdine

12 St. Bonaventure – 95

Record: 11-4Previous Rank: 8Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:L @ Dayton 68-50W @ Duquesne 64-56
Upcoming:1/26 @ George Mason1/29 vs. Saint Joseph’s

13 Wyoming – 79

Record: 15-2Previous Rank: T-21Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ Nevada 77-67W vs. San Jose State 84-69W vs. New Mexico 93-91
Upcoming: 1/25 @ Boise State1/28 @ Air Force

14 Toledo – 75

Record: 15-4Previous Rank: T-25Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Ball State 83-70W @ Ohio 87-69
Upcoming:1/25 vs. Buffalo1/28 vs. Arkron

15 Ohio – 72

Record: 14-3Previous Rank: 15Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ Miami OH 86-63L vs. Toledo 87-69
Upcoming:1/25 vs. Northern Illinois1/28 @ Buffalo

16 Belmont – 58

Record: 14-5Previous Rank: 14Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ SIUE 80-64L @ Morehead State 83-74
Upcoming:1/24 @ Eastern Illinois1/27 @ Austin Peay1/29 vs. UT Martin

17 South Dakota State – 49

Record: 17-4Previous Rank: 18Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week: W @ St. Thomas 92-77W @ Western Illinois 93-75
Upcoming:1/27 vs. North Dakota1/29 vs. North Dakota State

18 Louisiana Tech – 46

Record: 15-4Previous Rank: 11Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:L vs. UAB 83-76
Upcoming:1/27 vs. Rice1/29 vs. North Texas

20 Missouri State – 42

Record: 15-6Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Illinois State 88-63W @ Loyola Chicago 79-69
Upcoming: 1/25 @ Indiana State1/29 vs. Evansville

21 Chattanooga – 29

Record: 16-4Previous Rank: 23Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ UNC Greensboro 72-64W @ VMI 78-74
Upcoming:1/26 vs. Wofford1/29 @ The Citadel

22 New Mexico State – 28

Record: 16-3Previous Rank: 16Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:L @ Sam Houston State 71-46W @ SFA 72-58
Upcoming:1/29 vs. Grand Canyon

23 VCU – 27

Record: 11-6Previous Rank: 24Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:L vs. Davidson 63-61W vs. Saint Joseph’s 70-54
Upcoming:1/26 @ Davidson1/29 @ Richmond

24 North Texas – 23

Record: 13-4Previous Rank: T-21Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W vs. Charlotte 65-51W vs. Old Dominion 69-56
Upcoming:1/27 @ Southern Miss1/29 @ Louisiana Tech

T-25 Dayton – 20

Record: 12-7Previous Rank: T-25Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week: W vs. St. Bonaventure 68-50L @ George Mason 50-49
Upcoming:1/25 vs. Fordham1/28 vs. Rhode Island

T-25 Princeton – 20

Record: 15-3Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week: W vs. Penn 74-64W @ Dartmouth 84-80
Upcoming:1/29 vs. Yale

Others receiving votes: Morehead State 11, Wagner 11, Oakland 9, Liberty 9, Monmouth 8, Fresno State 8, Vermont 6, SFA 5, Drake 4, Rhode Island 4, Oral Roberts 2, Grand Canyon 1

Dropped from the rankings: Oakland 17, Grand Canyon T-19

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.*

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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