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Mid-Major Top 25: Exam Week Check In

We have now made it to exam week for most teams. There are only a few more OOC games left. I think now is a good time to check in with where the teams are ranked. We’ll check back in before conference play starts for most teams in early January and try to keep up a two week cadence to these rankings. Unlike last time we updated these back in November, we now have a real sample.

As always before we continue, here at The Hoops Resource, we define a mid-major and eligibility in these rankings as anyone, not in a top 10 Major Conference. There have been pretty distinct tiers in recent years developed both in money and average finish.

Power 6: Big 12, SEC, ACC, Big East, Big 10, Pac 12

Major: AAC, WCC, Atlantic 10, MWC

Mid Major: led by CUSA, MVC, CAA, WAC, MAAC, Big West, Sun Belt, SoCon, Horizon, MAC

There is a Low Major tier,  but for our purposes, they will be included in these rankings.

We also have a mid-major dedicated section now.

I included the current NET rankings, but they are still noisy with only 10 games for most teams. I’ve looked over all of the schedules and these are how I rank them in the current snapshot.

Dec 13th
Top 25
1C of CharlestonCAA10-1
2FAUCUSA8-1
3UABCUSA7-2
4IonaMAAC6-2
5S. Houston StWAC7-2
6UC IrvineBig West7-3
7DrakeMVC8-2
8Oral RobertsSummit8-3
9Kent StateMAC7-3
10UNCWCAA8-3
11North TexasCUSA8-2
12LouisianaSun Belt9-1
13Southern MissSB8-1
14Indiana StateMVC9-2
15W. KentuckyCUSA8-1
16ByrantAE8-3
17TowsonCAA8-3
18NMSUWAC5-3
19LibertyASun6-4
20BradleyMVC7-3
21HofstraCAA6-5
22CharlotteCUSA8-2
23JMUSun Belt8-3
24FGCUASun8-3
25UMass-LowAE11-1
MarshallSB9-1
YaleIvy9-3
UCSBBig West7-2
Grand CanyonWAC7-4
Youngstown St.Horizon7-4
MTSUCUSA7-3
FurmanSoCon7-3
ToledoMAC7-3
PrincetonIvy8-2
NETW’sL’s
1C of Charleston10-156VPI, Rich, KentUNC
2FAU8-110UF, BryMiss
3UAB7-264UGATol, WVU
4Iona6-234St LouisHof, SClara
5S. Houston St7-223OU, UtahNev, OKSt
6UC Irvine7-358Ore, NMSU, LMUSDSU, Fresno, Pep
7Drake8-296WyoInd St, Rich
8Oral Roberts8-359LibHou, UtSt, SMC
9Kent State7-333PortGonz, Hou, CoC
10UNCW8-372UNTUConn, UNC, OU
11North Texas8-267FresnoUNCW, SMC
12Louisiana9-194Sam, LaTechDrake
13Southern Miss8-121Lib, VandyNWSt
14Indiana State9-288Drake, SIUUMKC, S. In
15W. Kentucky8-1126TulaneAkron
16Byrant8-3131SyracuseFAU, Cincy, Brown
17Towson8-3120UMassClem,Fair, Navy
18NMSU5-377SCla, UCI, UTEP
19Liberty6-4106BradleyBama,ORU, USM, NW
20Bradley7-371Utah, Aub, Lib
21Hofstra6-597Iona, PrinPur, MTSU, SMC, etc
22Charlotte8-274BoiseUMass, UDM
23JMU8-352UVA, UNC, Valpo
24FGCU8-392USCTenn, FAU, SD
25UMass-Low11-155Rutgers
Marshall9-143AkronQueens
Yale9-347UK, Butler, Colo
UCSB7-2136FresnoDuq, NAU
Grand Canyon7-4113WyomNev, UNT, LMU, WSU
Youngstown St.7-4112Ohio, NKU, NAvy, ND
MTSU7-386HofMoSt, Win, Bona
Furman7-3148PSU, ODU HP
Toledo7-3159UAB, RichGMU, ECU, UMKC
Princeton8-268Hof, Navy


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