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Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: Chaos. Pure chaos.

Gonzaga is No. 1 again. After that, idk.

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St. Bonaventure beat Rhode Island this week, meaning the Rams’ stay at the top of the power rankings was short-lived. Gonzaga, which hasn’t lost in a month and is still rolling from that emphatic win at Saint Mary’s, was the clear choice to re-claim the No. 1 spot.

After that... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The problem is that just about everyone lost this week. Saint Mary’s took an unexpected L to San Francisco. Vermont lost to Hartford. New Mexico State lost twice (RIP two-bid WAC).

When the dust settled, Rhode Island, Nevada, and new-to-the-AP-Poll Middle Tennessee followed Gonzaga in the top four, with Saint Mary’s right behind them.

Toward the bottom, we welcome South Dakota, Buffalo, and Fresno State back to our rankings, with UNLV and Montana just barely hanging on.

Full poll:

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: Florida Gulf Coast 20, San Diego State 17, Davidson 15, Penn 14, Utah Valley 5, UC Santa Barbara 4, UNC Greensboro 4, Northern Kentucky 4, Rider 3, Weber State 2, Idaho 1.