Daily Dribble: Mid-Major Power Ranking

    
January 26th, 2007

In yesterday's Dribble.. I ranked all 73 BCS teams.. from UCLA to Colorado. I got a nice response about that list.. so I decided to do a ranking of the top "mid-major" leagues, ie, the 2nd tier leagues. The 2nd tier compromises the 62 teams of the A10, CAA, CUSA, MVC, MWC, and WAC. This leaves out the Horizon and the WCC which are the next in line. The Horizon actually has a higher overall RPI than the CAA right now, but this is based almost solely on Butler's hot start. No other HL team is in the top 110, but the CAA has 4 teams in the top 90.

1. Air Force 6-1 19-2
2. Memphis 6-0 16-3
3. Nevada 6-1 18-2
4. Xavier 4-2 14-6
5. Southern Illinois 7-3 16-5
6. Drexel 7-2 15-4
7. New Mexico State 6-1 16-4
8. Northern Iowa 6-3 15-5
9. UNLV 4-2 17-4
10. Massachusetts 4-2 14-6
11. Virginia Commonwealth 9-0 17-3
12. Hofstra 8-1 15-5
13. Creighton 7-3 13-7
14. Missouri State 5-5 14-7
15. Utah State 4-2 15-5
16. Brigham Young 4-2 14-6
17. Rhode Island 6-1 13-8
18. Fresno State 3-4 14-6
19. George Washington 5-1 14-4
20. Bradley 6-4 15-7
21. Wichita State 4-6 13-8
22. Dayton 3-3 13-6
23. Colorado State 4-3 14-5
24. San Diego State 2-4 13-7
25. Saint Louis 3-4 13-7
26. St. Joseph's 4-3 11-8
27. Old Dominion 6-3 13-7
28. Evansville 5-5 12-9
29. Houston 3-2 8-9
30. Wyoming 3-3 12-8
31. Indiana State 4-5 11-8
32. George Mason 5-4 11-8
33. Boise State 4-3 10-8
34. UTEP 4-2 12-8
35. Fordham 4-2 11-7
36. Rice 4-1 10-8
37. UAB 2-3 10-9
38. Illinois State 3-7 11-10
39. UCF 3-2 14-5
40. Charlotte 2-4 8-10
41. Marshall 2-3 7-12
42. Utah 2-4 7-12
43. Southern Miss 3-2 13-5
44. Tulsa 2-3 12-6
45. Drake 2-8 11-10
46. Temple 1-4 7-11
47. New Mexico 1-5 12-9
48. Louisiana Tech 4-3 6-13
49. Towson 4-5 10-10
50. Hawaii 2-5 11-9
51. TCU 2-4 10-8
52. La Salle 2-4 9-11
53. Northeastern 4-5 6-14
54. William & Mary 3-6 10-9
55. Duquesne 2-4 6-11
56. Georgia State 3-6 7-12
57. Southern Methodist 1-4 12-7
58. Richmond 1-5 5-14
59. North Carolina-Wilmington 1-8 4-14
60. James Madison 3-6 6-13
61. Tulane 1-4 8-9
62. Idaho 1-6 3-16
63. St. Bonaventure 2-4 5-14
64. San Jose State 1-6 2-17
65. East Carolina 0-5 5-13
66. Delaware 1-8 3-17