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Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Chaos, chaos everywhere

What happens when almost every team in our rankings loses? Find out.

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It was some week.

Eight of our top 13 teams from last week lost, including Oakland, which lost twice. The most obvious result of this turmoil was Illinois State jumping from No. 11 to No. 6, behind a huge win over Wichita State in Missouri Valley play. The Red Birds are the only team still unbeaten in the MVC.

But with so much movement in the top half of our power rankings, there were bound to be ramifications throughout. New Mexico State and Monmouth were two more who benefited from others’ miscues, both making significant jumps, while three new teams entered the mix. That includes Northeastern, who comes in at No. 25 despite losing at Towson.

UT Arlington, who lost at Troy, dropped eight spots, though it should be noted that the Mavericks were without Kevin Hervey in that game.

One quick note before we give you the full rankings: we had a new voter join this week, so that may help explain a few of the drastic shifts. Despite some of that movement, we believe the more informed voices we have on here, the better.

Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings:

RANK TEAM RECORD LAST WEEK POINTS
1 Gonzaga (9) 17-0 1 225
2 Saint Mary's 15-2 2 214
3 UNC Wilmington 17-2 5 190
4 Wichita State 15-4 3 188
5 Dayton 13-4 4 182
6 Illinois State 14-4 11 158
7 VCU 14-4 6 152
8 Nevada 15-3 7 148
9 Middle Tennessee 15-3 9 147
10 Valparaiso 15-4 15 118
11 Chattanooga 14-4 14 110
12 Rhode Island 11-6 9 104
12 College of Charleston 15-4 16 104
14 New Mexico State 17-2 18 102
15 Akron 14-3 19 98
16 UT Arlington 13-5 8 64
17 Monmouth 14-5 24 59
18 Florida Gulf Coast 14-5 21 57
19 Vermont 15-5 NR 52
20 East Tennessee State 14-4 17 51
21 BYU 13-6 12 50
22 Boise State 11-5 20 44
23 Oakland 14-5 12 42
24 La Salle 10-5 NR 41
25 Northeastern 12-6 NR 34
Others Receiving Votes: Richmond 30; Princeton 22; Eastern Michigan 20; Fort Wayne 19; Ohio 12; Santa Clara 11; Louisiana 10; Loyola Chicago 10; St. Bonaventure 9; New Hampshire 9; Central Michigan 7; Massachusetts 6; Louisiana Tech 6; Missouri State 5; Old Dominion 3; Winthrop 3; Little Rock 3; Canisius 2; UNC Greensboro 1.

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