The excitement is already beginning among mid-majors this season. All of the top dogs, like Creighton, Gonzaga and Ohio, are living up to expectations, while some other schools are exceeding expectations, like Bucknell and Santa Clara.
Meanwhile, Cal State Northridge has emerged as a potential west coast surprise with a 6-0 start.
Here are my top 25 mid-majors for the third week of the college basketball season.
(A mid-major is any team not in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, SEC, Pac-12, Atlantic 10, Conference USA or Mountain West.)