Daily Dribble: Final Mid-Major Power Ranking

    
March 5th, 2007

Its obviously been a while since the last Daily Dribble. I didn't mean to pull a JetBlue and leave you all hanging for a few days.. but the site was down last week and Ive been spending my time getting things running again.

A month or so back, I put up a ranking of all 66 "mid-major teams". I basically defined mid-major as the six 2nd tier schools directly behind the BCS (A10, CAA, CUSA, MVC, MWC, WAC). These six conferences historically finish betwen 7th and 12th in overall conference RPI. If I were to extend this to the next best conferences (especially this year), it would include the Horizon and the WCC.. but it doesn't.

Mid-Major Power Ranking

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

The BCS ranking will be up tomorrow..