Posted: 7:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
By Jimmy Kelley
The lone undefeated team in the MAC has been making steady progress up the poll in recent weeks.
The Mid-Major Basketball Top 15 from our friends at Mid-major Madness was released Monday with the MAC seeing just one of its constituents represented. The Toledo Rockets, one of just a handful of undefeated teams left in the country (for now) have made steady progress up the poll and have reached No. 8 this week, up one spot from last week's poll.
Toledo will put its undefeated record to the test later tonight when the Rockets face Kansas in Lawrence as they round out their non-conference schedule. They have the talent to hang around with the Jayhawks, but I don't see them leaving Phog Allen Fieldhouse with a win later Monday night.
But hey, I've been wrong before.
Hustle Belt's cousin, the UMass Minutemen, have held steady at No. 2 in the MM Top 15 for the last few weeks, which is just fine considering they sit behind Wichita State and their No. 8 national ranking. UMass plays host to Miami on Saturday to wrap up its MAC schedule and will look to repeat the success the football team had -- the only success the football team had, that is.
Here is a look at the rest of this week's Mid-Major Basketball Top 15.
|1||Wichita State Shockers (13-0, 10 First Place Votes)||1|
|2||Massachusetts Minutemen (11-1)||2|
|3||George Washington Colonials (11-1)||5|
|4||Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-2)||3|
|5||Saint Louis Billikens (11-2)||6|
|6||Harvard Crimson (11-1)||7|
|7||VCU Rams (11-3)||8|
|9||St. Mary's Gaels (9-3)||4|
|t-11||North Dakota State Bison (10-4)||14|
|14||Green Bay Phoenix (9-3)||NR|
|15||New Mexico State Aggies (11-5)||NR|
Dropped Out: Southern Mississippi, Pacific
Also Receiving Votes: Southern Mississippi, Ohio, Louisiana Tech, Indiana State, Missouri State, Hawaii, Pacific