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Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Things are getting WAC-ky

And Saint Mary’s stays at No. 2

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Two straight losses for New Mexico State, and suddenly the WAC is up for grabs. The Aggies are a game behind CSU Bakersfield, with Grand Canyon a game behind them.

That craziness is reflected in our rankings, where New Mexico State dropped eight spots, the Roadrunners went from receiving one vote to No. 24 overall, and Grand Canyon re-entered the “others receiving votes” category.

Furman is another newcomer this week. The Paladins haven’t lost in a month, and have taken down Chattanooga and East Tennessee State, both in our rankings, in the process.

Up top, Saint Mary’s remained at No. 2, despite losing to No. 1 Gonzaga over the weekend. The Gaels did, however, receive four fewer points than last week as Wichita State and Dayton gained ground.

For the complete power rankings, see below.

Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings

RANK TEAM RECORD LAST WEEK POINTS
1 Gonzaga (9) 26-0 1 225
2 Saint Mary's 22-3 2 211
3 Wichita State 23-4 4 208
4 Dayton 19-5 7 193
5 VCU 20-5 8 188
6 Middle Tennessee State 22-4 8 170
7 Illinois State 21-5 6 169
8 Vermont 23-5 10 132
9 Valparaiso 21-5 15 119
10 Akron 21-4 16 117
11 Rhode Island 16-8 12 114
11 Monmouth 21-5 10 114
13 UNC Wilmington 22-5 9 110
14 New Mexico State 22-4 6 105
15 UT Arlington 18-6 18 88
16 Princeton 15-6 20 82
17 Nevada 19-6 14 80
18 East Tennessee state 20-6 19 60
19 Belmont 18-5 17 58
20 College of Charleston 19-8 13 52
21 Furman 18-8 NR 45
22 Boise State 16-7 25 43
23 Richmond 15-9 24 31
23 CSU Bakersfield 17-7 NR 31
25 Bucknell 19-7 21 29
Others Receiving Votes: Florida Gulf Coast 27; Chattanooga 22; BYU 15; UNC Asheville 12; Louisiana Tech 9; Winthrop 8; St. Bonaventure 7; Arkansas State 6; Santa Clara 5; Iona 4; Tennessee Martin 4; Harvard 3; NC Central 3; Weber State 3; San Francisco 2; Fort Wayne 1; Grand Canyon 1.

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