Week 8 Mid-Major 15

Posted: December 28, 2016 in NCAA

The Mid Major 15 is a ranking of the top 15 mid-major teams in the country. Conferences excluded from these rankings are the power-7: ACC, American, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac-12 and SEC. The teams that appear on this list are likely good names to know when searching for Cinderella come March. Although, St. Mary’s and Gonzaga will likely be top seeds in March.

The WCC powers have held the top 2 spots in this ranking every week of its existence and I really don’t believe things will ever change that. Monmouth slides up 1 spot to #3 as former #3 Middle Tennessee dropped all the way out of the top 15 after back to back losses against VCU (Away) and Georgia State (Home). UT Arlington goes from unranked to #4 and is now on a 7 game win streak with the last 6 coming on the road. During this streak they have picked up double-digit wins over Texas and Saint Mary’s. Dayton is back into the top 5 after a solid outing against VMI. Other new entrants to the MM15 are IPFW and San Diego State, while Middle Tennessee, Nevada and New Mexico State all exited the ranking.

Rank Team Conf POWER Wins Proj. Record Proj. Conf Record Prev Movement
1 Gonzaga WCC 92.4% 12 28 – 2 16 – 2 1
2 Saint Mary’s WCC 85.2% 10 24 – 5 14 – 4 2
3 Monmouth MAAC 79.8% 10 24 – 7 16 – 6 4 +1
4 UT Arlington SB 77.7% 8 22 – 7 14 – 4 NR
5 Dayton A10 77.1% 8 20 – 9 12 – 6 10 +5
6 UNC Wilmington CAA 77.0% 9 23 – 7 13 – 5 5 -1
7 Loyola Chicago MVC 76.5% 8 21 – 8 13 – 5 6 -1
8 VCU A10 76.3% 10 22 – 9 12 – 6 7 -1
9 IPFW Sum 75.8% 8 20 – 7 12 – 4 NR
10 Princeton Ivy 75.5% 4 16 – 10 10 – 4 9 -1
11 San Diego St. MWC 75.4% 7 19 – 10 12 – 6 NR
12 Rhode Island A10 74.8% 8 19 – 11 11 – 7 11 -1
13 BYU WCC 74.4% 9 20 – 11 11 – 7 12 -1
14 George Mason A10 73.3% 9 20 – 10 11 – 7 8 -6
15 Wichita St. MVC 73.1% 9 21 – 9 12 – 6 14 -1

Dropped Out: Middle Tennessee, Nevada, New Mexico St.

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