Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review
Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 14

Acknowledging the best Mid Majors in the game

1 Murray State – 170 (5)

Record: 24-2Previous Rank: 3Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week: W @ Tennessee State 73-62W @ Morehead State 57-53
Upcoming: 2/17 vs. Austin Peay2/19 @ UT Martin

2 Wyoming – 167 (1)

Record: 21-3Previous Rank: 6Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W vs. Utah State 78-76W @ San Jose State 74-52
Upcoming: 2/15 @ New Mexico2/19 vs. Air Force

3 Saint Mary’s – 156 (1)

Record: 20-6Previous Rank: 1Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:L @ Santa Clara 77-72W vs. San Diego 86-57L @ Gonzaga 74-58
Upcoming:2/17 vs. San Francisco2/19 vs. BYU

4 Colorado State- 151

Record: 20-3Previous Rank: 7Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W @ Nevada 82-72W vs. Fresno State 65-50W @ Boise State 77-74
Upcoming: 2/17 @ New Mexico2/19 @ UNLV

5 Boise State – 147

Record: 19-6Previous Rank: 5Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. UNLV 69-63L vs. Colorado State 77-74
Upcoming: 2/16 @ Air FOrce2/19 vs. Utah State

6 Loyola-Chicago – 136

Record: 19-5Previous Rank: 4Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:L @ Bradley 68-61W vs. Northern Iowa 85-58
Upcoming:2/16 @ Valpo2/19 vs. Drake

7 Davidson – 129

Record: 20-4Previous Rank: 2Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. St. Joseph’s 73-67L @ Rhode Island 72-65
Upcoming:2/14 vs. Duquesne2/19 vs. Saint Louis

8 San Francisco – 115

Record: 21-6Previous Rank: 9Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:L vs. Portland 69-68W vs. Pepperdine 105-61W @ Santa Clara 74-58
Upcoming:2/17 @ Saint Mary’s

9 Iona – 92

Record: 20-5Previous Rank: 8Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: L @ Siena 70-64W vs. Monmouth 70-62
Upcoming:2/15 @ Saint Peter’s2/20 vs. Fairfield

10 North Texas – 91

Record: 18-4Previous Rank: 16Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W vs. UTEP 66-58W @ Rice 67-44
Upcoming:2/17 @ FAU2/19 @ UAB

11 San Diego State – 90

Record: 15-6Previous Rank: 13Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ San Jose State 72-62W vs. Air Force 76-64
Upcoming:2/15 vs. Utah State2/19 @ Fresno State

12 South Dakota State – 86

Record: 23-4Previous Rank: 17Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week: W @ Denver 84-61W vs. Omaha 82-61
Upcoming:2/17 vs. Western Illinois2/19 vs. St. Thomas

13 BYU – 84

Record: 19-8Previous Rank: 19Last 10 Games: 5-5
Last Week: W @ LMU 83-82W @ Pepperdine 91-85
Upcoming: 2/19 @ Saint Mary’s

14 Toledo – 81

Record: 20-5Previous Rank: 15Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W vs. Ohio 77-62W @ Northern Illinois 100-72
Upcoming:2/15 vs. Kent State2/19 vs. Central Michigan

15 Belmont – 74

Record: 22-5Previous Rank: 14Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W vs. Austin Peay 72-58W vs. Morehead State 48-47W @ SEMO 81-72
Upcoming:2/17 vs. Eastern Illinois2/19 vs. SIUE2/12 @ SEMO

16 UAB – 64

Record: 19-6Previous Rank: 10Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W vs. Southern Miss 84-63L @ Old Dominion 81-72
Upcoming:2/17 vs. Rice2/19 vs. North Texas

17 Saint Louis – 61

Record: 17-7Previous Rank: 11Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week: W @ La Salle 75-57L vs. St. Bonaventure 68-61
Upcoming:2/14 @ St. Bonaventure2/16 vs. La Salle2/19 @ Davidson

18 Chattanooga – 59

Record: 22-5Previous Rank: 21Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ Mercer 74-72W vs. Western Carolina 64-57W @ Furman 64-58
Upcoming:2/17 vs. UNC Greensboro2/19 vs. VMI

19 Ohio – 51

Record: 21-4Previous Rank: 12Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:L @ Toledo 77-62W @ Central Michigan 81-72W @ Eastern Michigan 74-56
Upcoming:2/15 vs. Miami OH2/19 @ Kent State2/12 @ Eastern Michigan

20 VCU – 47

Record: 16-7Previous Rank: T-24Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W vs. Rhode Island 73-64W @ George Mason 85-70
Upcoming:2/15 @ Fordham2/18 vs. Richmond

21 Vermont – 42

Record: 20-4Previous Rank: T-24Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W vs. Binghamton 82-51W @ Albany 76-63
Upcoming: 2/14 @ Hartford2/16 @ New Hampshire2/19 vs. UMBC

22 New Mexico State – 40

Record: 20-4Previous Rank: 18Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:2/10 @ Dixie State 77-69L @ Utah Valley 72-68
Upcoming:2/16 vs. Dixie State2/19 @ Grand Canyon

23 Dayton – 39

Record: 17-8Previous Rank: 20Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W vs. Duquesne 75-54W vs. George Washington 80-54
Upcoming:2/14 @ Rhode Island2/19 @ St. Joseph’s

24 St. Bonaventure – 26

Record: 14-7Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:W vs. Fordham 76-51W @ Saint Louis 68-61
Upcoming:2/14 vs. Saint Louis2/16 vs. UMass2/19 vs. Duquesne

25 Santa Clara – 15

Record: 17-9Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:W vs. Saint Mary’s 77-72L vs. San Francisco 74-58
Upcoming:2/17 @ LMU2/19 @ Gonzaga

Others receiving votes: Missouri State 11, Drake 9, Liberty 8, Northern Iowa 8, Montana State 7, Utah State 7, Wagner 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Cleveland State 1

Dropped from the rankings: Wagner 22, Utah 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.*

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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

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