It’s only been five days since we last gave you rankings, but a lot has changed in that time (#CONFERENCEPLAY).
Most notably, Nevada went to The Pit (we’re still calling it that) and got run off the court. And New Mexico isn’t even that great! The Lobos came into that one 6-6 against Division I competition and made a legit National Championship contender look silly.
Meanwhile, not only did Gonzaga beat Santa Clara (meh), but the Bulldogs finally played a game at full strength as Geno Crandall and Killian Tillie both saw the floor. Assuming no further hiccups, Gonzaga could have a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot for the rest of the season. Heck, maybe even if they drop a game.
We also welcome four newcomers into the fold this week, and each has a great reason for being here:
- Liberty followed up its life-Alfording win at UCLA with a win at Dunk City
- Justin Wright-Foreman did this for Hofstra:
JUSTIN WRIGHT-FOREMAN AT THE BUZZER pic.twitter.com/0maWHjJQkb— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) January 5, 2019
- Fresno State won its eighth game in nine tries and moved to 2-0 in the Mountain West
- And Ball State beat Toledo
The full rankings:
The Other Top 25: Week 9
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Also receiving votes: Georgia State 41, East Tennessee State 25, Western Kentucky 20, Vermont 20, San Diego 19, Loyola 18, New Mexico 14, NJIT 13, UC Santa Barbara 13, Yale 12, New Mexico State 11, Northern Kentucky 7, Penn 6, Grand Canyon 5, Marshall 2, Saint Mary’s 2, Texas Southern 1.