Week 11 Mid Major 15

Posted: January 18, 2017 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.

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s hold the top spots once again, and like I said a few weeks ago that will probably be the case for the rest of the season, well at least for Gonzaga. Illinois State jumped to #3  after beating former #3 Wichita State fairly easily this past weekend; Wichita State fell to #5.  UNC Wilmington held on to the #4 spot. For the most part the top 8 teams have consistently been ranked over the past few weeks and these will probably be the most dangerous teams come March. Meanwhile a lot of teams have been shuffling in and out of the back end of the rankings. New teams this week include: Nevada, Vermont, Princeton, Louisiana Tech and Northeastern.

Rank Team Conf POWER Wins Proj. Record Proj. Conf Record Prev Movement
1 Gonzaga WCC 95.0% 17 29 – 1 17 – 1 1
2 Saint Mary’s WCC 81.7% 15 24 – 5 14 – 4 2
3 Illinois St. MVC 79.2% 13 22 – 7 15 – 3 7 +4
4 UNC Wilmington CAA 79.1% 15 25 – 5 15 – 3 4
5 Wichita St. MVC 78.2% 15 23 – 7 14 – 4 3 -2
6 Middle Tennessee CUSA 76.9% 14 24 – 6 15 – 3 8 +2
7 VCU A10 75.1% 14 23 – 8 13 – 5 1 +4
8 Dayton A10 74.7% 12 21 – 8 13 – 5 5 -3
9 Nevada MWC 74.0% 15 24 – 7 13 – 5 NR
10 Vermont AE 73.9% 14 22 – 8 13 – 3 NR
11 New Mexico St. WAC 73.3% 15 23 – 4 12 – 2 14 +3
12 Princeton Ivy 71.6% 9 17 – 9 11 – 3 NR
13 Louisiana Tech CUSA 71.5% 10 20 – 9 14 – 4 NR
14 East Tennessee St. SC 71.1% 12 21 – 8 13 – 5 12 -2
15 Northeastern CAA 70.6% 12 20 – 10 13 – 5 NR

 

Dropped Out: Rhode Island, Boise State, Oakland, BYU, UT Arlington

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