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College Basketball Mid-Major Top-25: Week 10

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Each Week, I will be posting my Mid-Major Top-25 highlighting the top 25 teams from non-power conferences. These rankings exclude the A10, AAC and WCC. Also included each week will be a breakdown of all notable mid major notes around the country.

Last Week’s Rankings

Mid-Major Top-25 

1 Nevada
2 New Mexico State
3 LA-Lafayette
4 SDSU Jack Rabbits
5 Middle Tennessee
6 SF Austin
7 Hawaii
8 Boise State
9 Buffalo
11 Montana
12 Loyola-Chicago
13 Wofford
14 Vermont
15 Grand Canyon
16 Wright State
17 Old Dominion
18 Western Kentucky
19 Northern Kentucky
20 Belmont
21 Penn
22 Bucknell
24 Oakland
25 UNC Greensboro

Mid-Major Notes

  • UNLV had a tough week, falling to New Mexico and Fresno State, and almost losing to Colorado State. This week ended UNLV’s at large bid chances and knocked them out of the poll.
  • CS Fullerton had a short stay in the Mid Major Top-25, as they lost to UCSB by 19.
  • Belmont knocks off Murray State to take control of the Ohio Valley, and FGCU does the same to hold on the top spot in the A-Sun. Both teams enter the top-25.
  • ETSU remains on top of the SoCon undefeated, after beating Furman by one away from home.
  • Middle Tennessee loses in conference for the first time to Marshall, but makes up for it by beating Western Kentucky. Marshall ended a great week with an overtime win over UAB as the top of the C-USA remains tight.
  • LA-Lafayette is now 7-0 in Sun Belt play, and they have a great win at UT-Arlington.
  • Wright State loses in Milwaukee for their first in conference loss, resulting in a tie with Northern Kentucky at the top of Horizon League.
  • Nevada wins the first battle in the very top of the Mountain West as they beat Boise State at home.
  • Hawaii proves they are the top dog in the Big West with a nice win over UCSB.
  • Penn puts up a great effort in non-conference loss to Temple. The Quakers effort allowed them to stay in the poll.
  • Albany has a huge day in an 83-39 win over UMBC, who only had seven losses on the season coming in. Albany still has struggled in conference play, but this win helped in their chase of Vermont.
  • Campbell comes out of nowhere to almost take the lead of the Big South. If Campbell finds a way to win the Big South Tournament, look out for them in the big dance, because they have a guy named Chris Clemons, who could single-handedly carry Campbell to a major upset in March Madness.

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