Rankings

Discussion of USA Today, AP, and computer rankings goes here. The weekly post on rankings will also go here.

Computer Rankings: Middle Tennessee To Top 10

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The Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State may not have gotten much press headed to the conference tournament season, but they might now. They have climbed into the top 10 of the computer rankings...

Computer Rankings: Gonzaga Headed for No. 1?

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Gonzaga is starting to make us worried with their high ranking from the computer. The last couple of teams that made this exalted level didn't follow through on their numbers. So what should we...

Computer Rankings: Zags Up to No. 4, Others Slip

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Gonzaga is bucking the trend among the mid-major ranks as teams try to establish themselves in the minds of the NCAA Tournament committee. Then again, that should be no surprise. The full rankings...

Computer Rankings: Soft Bubble Favors Mid-Majors?

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Could the soft bubble for this season's NCAA Tournament favor the mid-major teams sitting on it with chances for at-large tickets? History tells us "no," but when you compare the teams by the eye...

AP Poll: Gonzaga Gets No. 1 Love, Memphis Back

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Gonzaga earned a couple of first place votes in the AP Poll, and Memphis is back among the ranked squads. But where are the rest of the mid-majors? They are all caught in a giant jumble just...

AP Poll: Mid-Majors Muscle Into Consideration

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There might only be two mid-majors with little numbers next to their names, but the number of teams getting votes from outside the top conferences continues to grow. Where to St. Mary's, Akron and...

Computer Rankings: Revenge of the Mid-Majors?

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Mid-major teams might have had a little trouble gaining a foothold in the computer rankings earlier this season. But now we count seven of the Top 25 in the MRI among our ranks. What has changed?

Computer Rankings: Nova's Top 10 Wrecking Ball

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Villanova ran through the top 10 teams in the computer rankings over the last week and caused a little shuffling at the top. But is this upset potential just a symptom of college basketball as a...

AP Poll: Mid-Majors Gaining Votes, Shockers at 20

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Are the mid-major leaders ready to push out some of the bigger names in the AP Poll? If Butler's meteoric rise is any indicition, Louisiana Tech and Bucknell could make some major moves.

Computer Rankings: Middle Tenn. and Belmont Surge

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Do Middle Tennessee State and Belmont have what it takes to crash the NCAA Tournament as at-large teams should they not get auto bids? We look at the two mid-major upstarts who are making strides...

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