Under the Radar top 25 for CBB Review
Under the Radar Top 25 for CBB Review, Week 16

Acknowledging the best Mid Majors in the game

1 Saint Mary’s – 175 (7)

Record: 24-6Previous Rank: 2Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ San Diego 60-46W vs. Gonzaga 67-57
Upcoming:WCC Tournament

2 Murray State – 164

Record: 28-2Previous Rank: 1Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week: W vs. Belmont 76-43W @ SEMO 70-68
Upcoming: OVC Tournament

3 Boise State – 159

Record: 23-6Previous Rank: 3Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. san Diego State 58-57W @ UNLV 88-76
Upcoming: 3/1 vs. Nevada3/5  @ Colorado State

4 Colorado State- 150

Record: 23-4Previous Rank: 6Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week: W vs. Wyoming 61-55W @ Utah State 66-55
Upcoming: 3/5 vs. Boise State

5 Wyoming – 146

Record: 23-5Previous Rank: 4Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:L @ Colorado State 61-55W vs. Nevada 74-61
Upcoming: 2/28 vs. San Diego3/2 @ UNLV3/5 vs. Fresno State

6 Davidson – 142

Record: 24-4Previous Rank: 5Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ Duquesne 74-50W vs. Fordham 66-45
Upcoming:3/2 vs. George Mason3/5 @ Dayton

7 North Texas – 123

Record: 22-4Previous Rank: 8Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W vs. Southern Miss 85-61W vs. Louisiana Tech 56-49
Upcoming:3/3 @ UTSA3/5 @ UTEP

T-8 Loyola-Chicago – 107

Record: 22-7Previous Rank: 7Last 10 Games: 6-4
Last Week:W @ Illinois State 59-50W vs. Evansville 82-31L @ Northern Iowa 102-96
Upcoming:MVC Tournament

T-8 South Dakota State – 107

Record: 27-4Previous Rank: 12Last 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week: W @ Oral Roberts 106-102W @ UMKC 86-75
Upcoming:Summit Tournament

10 San Francisco – 105

Record: 23-8Previous Rank: T-9Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:L vs. Gonzaga 89-73W @ San Diego 78-62
Upcoming:WCC Tournament

11 San Diego State – 103

Record: 18-7Previous Rank: T-9Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:L @ Boise State 58-57W vs. San Jose State 77-52
Upcoming:2/28 @ Wyoming3/3 vs. Fresno State3/5 @ Nevada

12 Iona – 102

Record: 24-5Previous Rank: 13Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W vs. Canisius 72-65W @ Rider 67-61
Upcoming:3/3 @ Manhattan3/5 vs. Quinnipiac

13 VCU – 87

Record: 20-7Previous Rank: 16Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W vs. George Mason 77-62W @ UMass 77-62
Upcoming:3/1 vs. St. Bonaventure3/5 @ Saint Louis

14 Toledo – 80

Record: 23-6Previous Rank: 15Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W @ Western Michigan 92-50W vs. Miami OH 88-73
Upcoming:3/1 @ Buffalo3/4 vs. Bowling Green

15 St. Bonaventure – 71

Record: 19-7Previous Rank: 17Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week:W vs. Rhode Island 73-55W @ Saint Joe’s 54-52
Upcoming:3/1 @ VCU3/4 vs. Richmond

16 Belmont – 70

Record: 25-6Previous Rank: 12Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:L @ Murray State 76-43W vs. Tennessee State 87-67
Upcoming:OVC Tournament

17 UAB – 58

Record: 22-7Previous Rank: 18Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ UTSA 68-56W @ UTEP 69-66
Upcoming:3/2 @ Southern Miss3/5 vs. Louisiana Tech

18 BYU – 49

Record: 21-9Previous Rank: 24Last 10 Games: 5-5
Last Week: W vs. LMU 79-59W vs. Pepperdine 75-59
Upcoming: WCC Tournament

19 Ohio – 41

Record: 23-6Previous Rank: 19Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W vs. Central Michigan 76-50L vs. Akron 91-83
Upcoming:3/1 @ Bowling Green3/4 @ Northern Illinois

20 Northern Iowa – 35

Record: 18-10Previous Rank: 25Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ Indiana State 88-82W vs. Loyola-Chicago 102-96
Upcoming:MVC Tournament

21 Vermont – 33

Record: 24-5Previous Rank: 21Last 10 Games: 9-1
Last Week:W @ Binghamton 66-49W vs. UMass Lowell
Upcoming: 3/1 @ Maine

22 Dayton – 31

Record: 20-9Previous Rank: 14Last 10 Games: 8-2
Last Week: W vs. UMass 82-61L @ La Salle 62-60
Upcoming:3/1 @ Richmond3/5 vs. Davidson

23 Kent State – 27

Record: 219-9Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 10-0
Last Week:W vs. Ball State 93-82W @ Central Michigan 73-71
Upcoming:3/1 @ Northern Illinois3/4 vs. Buffalo

24 Chattanooga – 19

Record: 24-7Previous Rank: 23Last 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week:W @ East Tennessee State 83-77W vs. Samford 70-57
Upcoming:SoCon Tournament

25 Santa Clara – 14

Record: 20-10Previous Rank: NRLast 10 Games: 7-3
Last Week: W @ Pepperdine 89-73W vs. Portland 102-89
Upcoming:WCC Tournament

Others receiving votes: Bryant 12, Missouri State 12, Saint Louis 12, Drake 7, New Mexico Stat 7, Princeton 7, Seattle 6, Colgate 5, Longwood 5, Towson 2, Long Beach State 1, Middle Tennessee 1

Dropped from the rankings: New Mexico State 20, Saint Louis 24

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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