The college basketball season is a little over a week old and it’s time to take our first look at where teams stand so far. Everyone has played at least two games and many have either just finished or are just starting November tournaments. We’re going to know a lot more about your favorite teams shortly, but for now, this is where our voters landed.
Saint Mary’s is still ranked No. 1, as it was in the preseason, with Gonzaga not far behind. Rhode Island had been ranked third, but an early loss to Nevada and an injury to E.C. Matthews took its toll in the rankings. Elsewhere, Bucknell’s 0-4 start cost it a spot in the rankings, while Belmont went from afterthought to top-10 in the blink of an eye.
Here’s a full look at this week’s rankings:
Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Week 1
|1||Saint Mary's (7)||4-0||-||199|
|11||Florida Gulf Coast||2-1||-||94|
|16||New Mexico State||2-1||-||68|
Also receiving votes: Grand Canyon 23, Saint Joseph’s 23, Utah Valley 21, Dayton 20, San Diego State 18, Wyoming 18, South Dakota 15, Yale 14, Louisiana Tech 14, Princeton 13, Monmouth 12, Hofstra 11, South Dakota State 11, Bucknell 9, North Dakota State 9, UNC Asheville 6, Coastal Carolina 5, Furman 5, Montana 4, Albany 2.