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NCAAM Mid Major Top-25: Week 3

Credit: Jason Bean/Reno Gazette Journal

Every Wednesday, 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 topics around the country. Highlighted teams are in bold.

Last Week’s Rankings

Mid Major Top-25 

  1. Nevada
  2. UT Arlington
  3. Boise State
  4. Middle Tennessee
  5. Northern Kentucky
  6. Valpo
  7. Towson
  8. Grand Canyon
  9. LTech
  10. Wyoming
  11. Vermont
  12. Northern Iowa
  13. Oakland
  14. Central Michigan
  15. Murray State
  16. SF Austin
  17. UNLV
  18. Portland State
  19. Albany
  20. New Mex State
  21. SDSU Jack Rabbits
  22. Missouri State
  23. Loyola Chi
  24. Lamar
  25. Wagner

Mid Major Topics

  • Tennessee Tech out of the Ohio Valley only has one loss and they picked up a very nice win over Lipscomb. However, later in the week they suffered their first loss to Furman.
  • In a fantastic overtime game, UNI handed UNLV their first loss on the year. Look for these two teams to be very good this year. Later in the week, UNLV fell to the struggling Arizona Wildcats in overtime by just three.
  • LTech lost by just four to #24 Alabama, using their veteran talent to challenge Bama’s freshmen.
  • Wyoming has impressed so far this year, but they received a bad loss from Denver.
  • Nevada is the best mid major team by far right now. They beat Illinois State by 30, got ranked #22 in the AP Poll, and finally took a loss in overtime to Texas Tech, who were ranked #22 the week prior. Even with a loss, Nevada is the best team, but they have to play #20 TCU next for another great challenge.
  • San Diego State picks up a solid win over a very good San Diego team.
  • UAB absolutely dismantles Memphis in an impressive win by 15.
  • Towson still only has one loss, and now have the title as the Belfast Classic champion, beating La Salle and Manhattan.
  • Oakland earns a great comeback win at Western Michigan to get back on track.
  • SF Austin still holds just one loss, as they barely pull out a win over UL Monroe.
  • Bucknell pulled off a fantastic win to get back on track at home over Vermont. Later in the week, both ended up taking losses, which dropped Bucknell out of the top-25 for now, and dropped Vermont pretty significantly.
  • Middle Tennessee takes round two in their second game of the year against FGCU, in a battle of top mid major teams. FGCU falls out of the top-25.
  • South Dakota State has been great as of late, but they received a bad loss from Missouri State by 20 in their home stadium, and they also fell to #6 Wichita State after leading them at half by eight.
  • Ball State got a random upset win over #9 Notre Dame.
  • Grand Canyon dropped a very winnable at home against St. Johns for their second loss.

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