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Slightly Less Way Too Early But Still Way Too Early Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings

Another look, now that we know who’s in and out of the draft, and who is transferring.

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Not even two months have passed since North Carolina cut down the nets in Glendale, but a lot has changed in college basketball. Players have declared for the NBA Draft, a bunch have transferred (though not enough for an epidemic, I’m sorry), and some realignment stuff happened.

It all means that our Way Too Early Power Rankings are outdated, despite no games happening between when we published and now.

Up top, Gonzaga remains No. 1, but Saint Mary’s cut into the Bulldogs’ lead considerably and even received the same number of first-place votes. A little further down, Nevada moved up a bunch because Eric Musselman seems like a really good guy, and Western Kentucky continued to Stansbury.

Oh, and everyone please give Grand Canyon a warm welcome! The ‘Lopes enter the rankings in their first season of NCAA Tournament eligibility. We’re hoping that Big Baller Brand partnership will soon follow.

Check out the full rankings here:

Slightly Less Way Too Early But Still Way Too Early Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings

RANK TEAM 2016-17 RECORD CHANGE POINTS
1 Gonzaga (4) 3702 - 220
2 Saint Mary's (4) 29-5 - 216
3 Rhode Island (1) 25-10 - 199
4 Vermont 29-6 - 158
5 UT Arlington 27-9 +1 143
6 Nevada 28-7 +8 136
7 Middle Tennessee 31-5 - 126
8 BYU 22-12 -3 116
9 Western Kentucky 15-17 +8 115
10 College of Charleston 25-10 - 111
11 Bucknell 26-9 - 103
12 Oakland 25-9 -3 95
12 Princeton 23-7 - 95
14 Florida Gulf Coast 26-8 -1 86
15 Illinois State 28-7 -7 82
16 VCU 26-9 +3 80
17 San Diego State 19-14 -2 74
18 Dayton 24-8 +5 73
19 New Mexico State 28-6 -1 63
20 Harvard 18-10 -4 57
20 Boise State 20-12 - 57
22 St. Bonaventure 20-12 +2 54
23 UNC Asheville 23-10 -1 50
24 UNC Wilmington 29-6 -4 33
25 Grand Canyon 22-9 IN 32
The Next Ten: Yale, Saint Louis, Davidson, Northern Kentucky, UC Davis, Wyoming, East Tennessee State, Old Dominion, Louisiana Tech, Saint Joseph’s.