After a few weeks of chaos in our Power Rankings, things have stabilized a bit, with the top eight teams staying the same from last week.
Below that, however, we had some movement. Valparaiso dropped three spots after losing to rival Oakland, Princeton moved up three and kept its undefeated Ivy League season alive, while Rhode Island dropped six spots as the Rams faded further from the NCAA Tournament bubble.
As usual, we also had some newcomers. Florida Gulf Coast is on the verge of locking up the Atlantic Sun, and the Eagles have rejoined the rankings as a result. They cracked the poll this week alongside first-timers Louisiana Tech and UNC Asheville. The Bulldogs are on a nine-game winning streak and have lost just once since New Year’s.
A Big South championship game meeting with Winthrop could be a lot of fun.
Here are the full rankings.
Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings
|6||Middle Tennessee State||24-4||6||174|
|16||New Mexico State||23-4||14||89|
|19||East Tennessee State||22-6||18||69|
|20||College of Charleston||21-8||20||61|
|23||Florida Gulf Coast||22-7||NR||31|
|Others Receiving Votes: Oakland 16; BYU 15; Boise State 13; Colorado State 12; Furman 12; Chattanooga 12; Winthrop 10; Richmond 8; Arkansas State 7; St. Bonaventure 7; North Carolina Central 6; Harvard 5; UNC Greensboro 5; Ohio 4; Iona 4; Fort Wayne 1.|