Vermont hasn’t lost since before Christmas. New Mexico State hasn’t lost since before Thanksgiving.
It’s no surprise that both are surging in our power rankings.
The Aggies jumped from 12 to 6 this week following a dominant win over Chicago State on Saturday. The task gets tougher on Thursday, however, when they visit Bakersfield — the team that beat them at the buzzer in last year’s WAC title game.
For more on New Mexico State’s season, check out our podcast, where head coach Paul Weir joined us last week.
As for the Catamounts, they spent last week feasting on the bottom of the America East, but will have to survive a date with New Hampshire on Thursday in order to keep their streak alive.
For now, New Mexico State clocks in at a tie for No. 6, while Vermont is tied for 10th.
Elsewhere in the rankings, the voters did not look kindly on Valparaiso for getting blown out at Green Bay over the weekend; the Crusaders dropped from No. 10 to No. 15. BYU continues its fall as well, and the Cougars are probably just a loss away from dropping out entirely.
Take a look at the full rankings.
Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings
|6||New Mexico State||22-2||12||169|
|13||College of Charleston||19-6||19||101|
|19||East Tennessee State||18-5||17||60|
|22||Florida Gulf Coast||19-6||23||38|
|Others Receiving Votes: Furman 22; Chattanooga 21; St. Bonaventure 12; Weber State 11; Oakland 9; Ohio 9; Arkansas State 8; Eastern Washington 8; Winthrop 8; Santa Clara 5; Iona 4; Tennessee-Martin 3; Fort Wayne 2; North Carolina Central 2; Colorado State 2; Bakersfield 1.|