Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review
Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 15

Acknowledging the best Mid Majors in the game

1 Murray State – 179 (4)

Record: 26-2Previous Rank: 1Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week: W vs. Austin Peay 91-56W @ UT Martin 62-60
Upcoming: 2/24 vs. Belmont2/26 @ SEMO

2 Saint Mary’s – 169 (2)

Record: 22-6Previous Rank: 3Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. San Francisco 69-64W vs. BYU 69-64
Upcoming:2/24 @ San Diego2/26 vs. Gonzaga

3 Boise State – 154

Record: 21-6Previous Rank: 5Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ Air Force 85-59W vs. Utah State 68-57
Upcoming: 2/22 vs. San Diego State2/26 @ UNLV

4 Wyoming – 152 (1)

Record: 22-4Previous Rank: 2Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:L @ New Mexico 75-66W vs. Air Force 75-67
Upcoming: 2/23 @ Colorado State2/26 vs. Nevada

5 Davidson – 143

Record: 22-4Previous Rank: 7Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Duquesne 72-61W vs. Saint Louis 79-58
Upcoming:2/23 @ Duquesne2/26 vs. Fordham

6 Colorado State- 142

Record: 21-4Previous Rank: 4Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week: W @ New Mexico 83-68L @ UNLV 72-51
Upcoming: 2/23 vs. Wyoming2/26 @ Utah State

7 Loyola-Chicago – 127

Record: 20-6Previous Rank: 6Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:W @ Valpo 71-69L vs. Drake 83-76
Upcoming:2/21 @ Illinois State2/23 vs. Evansville2/26 @ Northern Iowa

8 North Texas – 119

Record: 20-4Previous Rank: 10Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W @ FAU 54-51W @ UAB 58-57
Upcoming:2/24 vs. Southern Miss2/26 vs. Louisiana Tech

T-9 San Diego State – 105

Record: 17-6Previous Rank: 11Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W vs. Utah State 75-56W @ Fresno State 61-44
Upcoming:2/22 @ Boise State2/25 vs. San Jose State

T-9 San Francisco – 105

Record: 21-7Previous Rank: 8Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:L @ Saint Mary’s 69-64
Upcoming:2/21 @ Pacific2/24 vs. Gonzaga2/26 @ San Diego

11 South Dakota State – 102

Record: 25-4Previous Rank: 12Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week: W vs. Western Illinois 91-66W vs. St. Thomas 79-60
Upcoming:2/24 @ Oral Roberts2/26 @ UMKC

12 Belmont – 85

Record: 24-5Previous Rank: 15Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W vs. Eastern Illinois 81-57W vs. SIUE 73-62
Upcoming:2/24 @ Murray State2/26 vs. Tennessee State

13 Iona – 82

Record: 22-5Previous Rank: 9Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W @ Saint Peter’s 70-61W vs. Fairfield 76-58
Upcoming:2/25 vs. Canisius2/27 @ Rider

14 Dayton – 77

Record: 19-8Previous Rank: 23Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W @ Rhode Island 63-57W @ St. Joseph’s 74-62
Upcoming:2/23 vs. UMass2/26 @ La Salle

15 Toledo – 76

Record: 21-6Previous Rank: 14Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:L vs. Kent State 72-59W vs. Central Michigan 68-66
Upcoming:2/22 @ Western Michigan2/26 vs. Miami OH

16 VCU – 63

Record: 18-7Previous Rank: 20Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ Fordham 66-61W vs. Richmond 77-57
Upcoming:2/23 vs. George Mason2/26 @ UMass

17 St. Bonaventure – 57

Record: 17-7Previous Rank: 24Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W vs. Saint Louis 83-79W vs. UMass 83-71W vs. Duquesne 81-55
Upcoming:2/22 vs. Rhode Island2/26 @ St. Joseph’s

18 UAB – 53

Record: 20-7Previous Rank: 16Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W vs. Rice 92-68L vs. North Texas 58-57
Upcoming:2/24 @ UTSA2/26 @ UTEP

19 Ohio – 48

Record: 22-5Previous Rank: 19Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Miami OH 91-78L @ Kent State 75-52
Upcoming:2/22 vs. Central Michigan2/25 vs. Akron

20 New Mexico State – 44

Record: 22-4Previous Rank: 22Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Dixie State 75-64W @ Grand Canyon 82-66
Upcoming:2/21 @ Seattle2/26 @ Chicago State

21 Vermont – 42

Record: 22-5Previous Rank: 21Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:L @ Hartford 75-74W @ New Hampshire 71-50W vs. UMBC 86-59
Upcoming: 2/23 @ Binghamton2/26 vs. UMass Lowell

22 BYU – 38

Record: 19-9Previous Rank: 13Last 10 Games: 5-5
Last Week: L @ Saint Mary’s 69-64
Upcoming: 2/24 vs. LMU2/26 vs. Pepperdine

23 Chattanooga – 30

Record: 22-7Previous Rank: 18Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:L vs. UNC Greensboro 73-70L vs. VMI 80-75
Upcoming:2/23 @ East Tennessee State2/26 vs. Samford

24 Saint Louis – 23

Record: 18-9Previous Rank: 17Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week: L @ St. Bonaventure 83-79W vs. la Salle 90-64L @ Davidson 79-58
Upcoming:2/22 vs. St. Joseph’s2/25 @ Richmond

25 Northern Iowa – 16

Record: 16-10Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ Illinois State 72-70W vs. Missouri State 95-75
Upcoming:2/23 @ Indiana State2/26 vs. Loyola-Chicago

Others receiving votes: Kent State 14, Wagner 13, Drake 10, Santa Clara 7, Missouri State 4, Princeton 4, Furman 2

Dropped from the rankings: Santa Clara 25

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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