Creighton Tops Initial Mid-Major Top 25 Poll

Streeter Lecka

The College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll has been released with Creighton as the big bird on the block. Gonzaga and Murray State also picked up first place votes in the initial poll. has released the initial Mid-Major Top 25 poll and the Creighton Bluejays are the resounding leaders. Creighton scored 25 of the 31 first place votes, and 764 total points, in the poll that includes teams from all the conferences save the Big 6, Atlantic 10, Mountain West and Conference USA.

Gonzaga earned four first place votes and 709 points, good enough for second place. Murray State received the other two first place votes and is third in the initial poll with 685 points.

Drexel (619 points) and Ohio (569 points) fill out the top five.

The poll is voted on by head coaches from the leagues that are eligible to be ranked. Seventy teams received votes in the initial preseason poll.

The complete top 25 is listed below

Rank Team Points
1 Creighton (25) 764
2 Gonzaga (4) 709
3 Murray State (2) 685
4 Drexel 619
5 Ohio 569
6 Lehigh 506
7 Davidson 502
8 Illinois State 416
9 Belmont 415
10 Middle Tennessee State 409
11 BYU 396
12 South Dakota State 338
13 St. Mary's 326
14 Mercer 272
15 Akron 267
16 Bucknell 266
17 Northern Iowa 231
18 Utah State 224
19 North Texas 188
20 Wichita State 185
21 Valparaiso 184
22 Iona 182
23 Fairfield 173
24 Long Beach State 156
25 New Mexico State 151

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Loyola MD 124, Detroit 117, Oral Roberts 99, Montana 76, Nevada 45, George Mason 34, USC Upstate 30, Old Dominion 29, Tennessee State 29, College of Charleston 25, Denver 23, LIU-Brooklyn 22, Manhattan 20, Weber State 20, Harvard 19, Wagner 18, Princeton 17, UT-Arlington 17, Delaware 16, Elon 16, Oakland 16, Savannah State 16, South Alabama 14, Siena 12, Robert Morris 10, UTSA 10, Idaho 9, UNC Greensboro 8, Santa Clara 6, Cal State Fullerton 5, Kent State 4, UNC-Asheville 4, Cleveland State 3, Evansville 3, Loyola Marymount 3, Chattanooga 2, Charleston Southern 2, Utah Valley 2, Jackson State 1, Norfolk State 1, North Dakota 1, San Diego 1, Stephen F. Austin 1, Stony Brook 1, UC Irvine 1 .

Ed. Note: Have noticed some confusion about this poll. Please note that this poll is not administered by Mid-Major Madness and we have no affiliation with the poll. We are only reporting the results.

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