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It all means that our Way Too Early Power Rankings are outdated, despite no games happening between when we published and now.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
|2||Saint Mary's (4)||29-5||-||216|
|3||Rhode Island (1)||25-10||-||199|
|10||College of Charleston||25-10||-||111|
|14||Florida Gulf Coast||26-8||-1||86|
|17||San Diego State||19-14||-2||74|
|19||New Mexico State||28-6||-1||63|
|The Next Ten: Yale, Saint Louis, Davidson, Northern Kentucky, UC Davis, Wyoming, East Tennessee State, Old Dominion, Louisiana Tech, Saint Joseph’s.|