NCAA Basketball Mid-Major Top 25: Northern Iowa Still No. 1
1. Northern Iowa Panthers (1)
Record: 16-1, 7-0 MVC
Northern Iowa beat Bradley and Indiana State this week to remain undefeated in conference play.
Key Wins: Boston College (Neutral), Siena (Home), Missouri State (Home)
Key Losses: Depaul (Neutral)
2. Butler Bulldogs (2)
Record: 14-4, 7-0 Horizon
Butler won at Detroit and then came home to beat Cleveland State and Youngstown State. The Bulldogs are still undefeated in conference play.
Key Wins: Northwestern (Road), Ohio State (Home), Xavier (Home)
Key Losses: Minnesota (Neutral)
3. Gonzaga Bulldogs (3)
Record: 14-3, 3-0 WCC
Gonzaga beat St. Mary's and San Diego this week, improving to 3-0 in conference play.
Key Wins: Cincinnati (Neutral), Wisconsin (Neutral), Illinois (Road), St. Mary's (Road)
Key Losses: Wake Forest (Home)
4. Siena Saints (4)
Record: 14-4, 7-0 MAAC
Siena beat Canisius and Fairfield this week. With the win over Fairfield, they now have a two game lead in first place.
Key Wins: Northeastern (Home), Fairfield (Road)
Key Losses: Temple (Road), Northern Iowa (Road)
5. Old Dominion Monarchs (5)
Record: 14-5, 5-1 CAA
Old Dominion beat UNC Wilmington and Drexel. The Monarchs have won five straight games and eight out of their last nine.
Key Wins: Marshall (Home), Georgetown (Road)
Key Losses: Richmond (Road), George Mason (Road)
6. St. Mary's Gaels (6)
Record: 16-3, 3-1 WCC
St. Mary's beat Portland following a loss to Gonzaga.
Key Wins: Utah State (Road), San Diego State (Home)
Key Losses: Vanderbilt (Home), Gonzaga (Home)
7. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (7)
Record: 11-5, 4-1 Sun Belt
Western Kentucky beat Florida Atlantic and Florida International after losing at Denver.
Key Wins: Murray State (Home), Mississippi State (Home)
Key Losses: Indiana State (Home), South Carolina (Road), Denver (Road)
8. Illinois State Redbirds (10)
Record: 13-4, 4-2 MVC
Illinois State beat Evansville in their one game this week.
Key Wins: Saint Bonaventure (Home), Wichita State (Home)
Key Losses: Ohio (Road)
9. Murray State Racers (11)
Record: 16-3, 8-0 OVC
Murray State beat Eastern Illinois, Jacksonville State, and Tennessee Tech. The Racers are unbeaten in conference play.
Key Wins: Eastern Kentucky (Home)
Key Losses: Louisiana Tech (Road)
10. Portland Pilots (9)
Record: 10-7, 1-2 WCC
After beating San Diego, Portland lost to St. Mary's.
Key Wins: Minnesota (Neutral)
Key Losses: Portland State (Home), Idaho (Road)
11. Cornell Big Red (13)
Record: 15-3, 1-0 Ivy
Cornell beat Columbia in the Ivy League opener.
Key Wins: Alabama (Road)
Key Losses: None
12. Virginia Commonwealth (12)
Record: 12-4, 4-3 CAA
VCU beat Hofstra and Georgia State on the road. After losing back to back games earlier in January, the Rams have won three straight.
Key Wins: Oklahoma (Home), Richmond (Home)
Key Losses: Western Michigan (Road), Drexel (Road)
13. Harvard Crimson (14)
Record: 12-3, 1-0 Ivy
Harvard did not play this week.
Key Wins: William & Mary (Home), Boston College (Road)
Key Losses: Army (Road)
14. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (17)
Record: 17-2, 5-0 WAC
Louisiana Tech beat Boise State and Fresno State to stay unbeaten in the WAC.
Key Wins: Murray State (Home), Houston (Road)
Key Losses: Arizona (Road)
15. Wichita State Shockers (15)
Record: 16-3, 5-2 MVC
Wichita State lost to Creighton on Saturday to end a five game winning streak. The Shockers are yet to lose on their home floor (11-0).
Key Wins: Texas Tech (Home), Missouri State (Road)
Key Losses: Pitt (Neutral), Creighton (Road)
16. William & Mary Tribe (18)
Record: 14-3, 6-1 CAA
William & Mary responded from a small setback when they lost to UNC Wilmington and almost lost to Delaware with wins over Drexel, James Madison, and Hofstra.
Key Wins: Wake Forest (Road), VCU (Home), Maryland (Road)
Key Losses: UNC Wilmington (Home)
17. Akron Zips (22)
Record: 12-4, 2-0 MAC
Akron won at Ohio in their only game this week.
Key Wins: Niagara (Home)
Key Losses: Austin Peay (Home)
18. Western Carolina Catamounts (20)
Record: 14-3, 4-1 SoCon
Western Carolina beat UNC Greensboro and Elon to respond to their loss at Georgia Southern.
Key Wins: Louisville (Road)
Key Losses: Clemson (Road), Georgia Southern (Road)
19. Missouri State Bears (8)
Record: 13-5, 3-4 MVC
Missouri State lost both their games this week to Drake and Bradley.
Key Wins: Auburn (Home), Tulsa (Home), Illinois State (Home)
Key Losses: Arkansas (Road), Drake (Road), Bradley (Road)
20. Northern Colorado Bears (16)
Record: 16-4, 5-2 Big Sky
Northern Colorado beat Eastern Washington after losing to Portland State.
Key Wins: Montana (Road)
Key Losses: Montana State (Road), Portland State (Road)
21. Green Bay Phoenix (Not Ranked)
Record: 13-6, 6-2 Horizon
Green Bay beat Wright State and Detroit this week to reenter the Top 25.
Key Wins: Wisconsin (Home), Wright State (Home), Detroit (Home)
Key Losses: Oakland (Road), Buffalo (Home), Milwaukee (Road)
22. Fairfield Stags (Not Ranked)
Record: 12-5, 5-2 MAAC
Fairfield lost to Siena after beating Manhattan. Losses by Niagara, South Alabama, and Wright State enabled them to enter the Top 25.
Key Wins: St. Peter's (Road), Sacred Heart (Home)
Key Losses: Niagara (Road)
23. Morgan State Bears (25)
Record: 11-7, 4-0 MEAC
Morgan State beat South Carolina State despite Reggie Holmes not hitting a field goal.
Key Wins: Arkansas (Road)
Key Losses: Appalachian State (Road), Loyola Maryland (Road), Robert Morris (Road)
24. George Mason Patriots (Not Ranked)
Record: 11-7, 6-1 CAA
George Mason has won five out of their last six after beating Georgia State and James Madison this week.
Key Wins: Indiana (Neutral), ODU (Home)
Key Losses: Tulane (Road), Radford (Road)
25. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (21)
Record: 17-3, 7-1 Big South
Coastal Carolina lost to Radford, but then beat High Point to keep a spot in the Top 25.
Key Wins: College of Charleston (Home), Indiana State (Neutral)
Key Losses: Cal State Northridge (Neutral), Radford (Home)
Teams By Conference:
Big Sky: 1
Big South: 1
Sun Belt: 1
Added: Fairfield, Green Bay, George Mason
Dropped: Niagara, South Alabama, Wright State
Considered (Alphabetical): Creighton, Detroit, Iona, Morehead State, Northeastern, Sam Houston State, San Antonio, Wright State
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