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Slightly Less Way-Too-Early 2018-19 Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings

Your post-NBA Draft declaration and transfer edition.

Loyola v Nevada Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

We’re about a quarter of the way through the college basketball offseason (seriously, just a quarter. I know. It sucks.) and that means it’s time to take another look at our way-too-early rankings. By now, the NBA Draft deadline has come and gone, almost every team has a head coach (looking at you, Chicago State), and the transfer market has at least quieted down somewhat.

In other words, the 2018-19 college basketball landscape is probably as clear as it’s going to be for a while. We’ll probably pop back in later in the summer with an update because weird news happens and things will shift a little bit, but for now, here’s where we are:

Nevada is still the team to beat. This was confirmed when Cody Martin and Caleb Martin decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school. As expected, Mike Daum is back at South Dakota State as well, so the Jackrabbits stay in the top five. His in-state rival South Dakota, however, plummeted out of the rankings when Matt Mooney announced his intent to transfer.

Take a look at the whole thing here:

Slightly Less Way-Too-Early Power Rankings

RANK TEAM 2017-18 RECORD WAY TOO EARLY POINTS
RANK TEAM 2017-18 RECORD WAY TOO EARLY POINTS
1 Nevada (10) 29-8 1 250
2 Gonzaga 32-5 2 239
3 Loyola 32-6 3 219
4 South Dakota State 28-7 4 211
5 BYU 24-11 5 203
6 Buffalo 27-9 6 194
7 Marshall 25-11 8 185
8 Davidson 21-12 7 180
9 Montana 26-8 10 127
10 UNC Greensboro 27-8 9 123
11 San Diego State 22-11 13 119
12 Georgia State 24-11 14 100
13 Western Kentucky 27-11 11 88
14 Saint Mary’s 30-6 19 83
15 New Mexico State 28-6 15 78
16 Illinois State 18-15 25 67
17 New Mexico 19-15 NR 59
18 Saint Louis 17-16 18 57
19 Vermont 27-8 22 47
20 Old Dominion 25-7 16 45
21 Harvard 18-14 NR 41
21 Belmont 24-9 20 41
23 Bradley 20-13 NR 40
24 Louisiana 27-7 17 38
25 Wofford 21-13 NR 34

Also considered: A ton of teams. Rhode Island, South Dakota, UC Santa Barbara, Penn, Stephen F. Austin, and Wright State were the leading vote-getters outside of the 25 listed above.