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Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: East Tennessee State enters the top 10

And four new teams join the rankings.

Mitchell Northam, Mid-Major Madness

There was a big (and justified) uproar on the Twitters last week when East Tennessee State dropped a spot in our rankings despite picking up a huge road win over Furman. It happened because we lost a voter and that skewed things a bit.

It was unfortunate, but it happens.

The good news is that we course-corrected a little bit this week. Voters saw a Bucs team that hasn’t lost since mid-December and rewarded them with a top-10 spot.

Further down, Wright State, Murray State, Bucknell, and Wyoming all entered the polls. Bucknell was there to start the year, but fell off the national radar with a string of early losses. The Bison have now won eight in a row, however, and are beginning to look like the Patriot League favorites again.

Speaking of conference favorites, Wright State has to be the safe bet in the Horizon League at this point. The Raiders are only a game ahead of Northern Kentucky but have already won on the Norse’s home court.

Here’s how it all shakes out. Do not @ us under any circumstances.

Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Week 16

RANK TEAM RECORD LAST WEEK POINTS
RANK TEAM RECORD LAST WEEK POINTS
1 Gonzaga (9) 28-4 1 225
2 Saint Mary's 28-4 5 213
3 Nevada 26-6 3 200
4 St. Bonaventure 24-6 6 195
5 Rhode Island 23-6 2 188
6 Middle Tennessee 24-6 4 179
7 Loyola Chicago 28-5 12 167
8 Vermont 26-6 8 162
9 New Mexico State 25-5 9 154
10 South Dakota State 26-6 11 131
10 Murray State 26-5 14 131
12 Boise State 23-7 10 122
13 Old Dominion 24-6 13 106
14 Western Kentucky 22-9 7 86
15 Davidson 18-11 19 73
15 San Diego State 19-10 24 73
17 Bucknell 24-9 21 70
18 Louisiana 26-5 15 68
19 UNC Greensboro 26-7 20 62
20 Charleston 24-7 18 55
21 East Tennessee State 25-8 17 48
22 South Dakota 25-7 22 40
23 Montana 23-7 23 35
24 BYU 23-9 24 32
25 Belmont 24-9 16 25

Also receiving votes: Utah Valley 13, San Diego State 11, Charleston 10, Stephen F. Austin 10, Georgia State 9, UC Santa Barbara 7, Northern Kentucky 7, Toledo 7, Penn 5, Marshall 5, VCU 2, South Dakota 1.