With conference tournaments starting, this will be the final Mid-Major Top-25. These teams have the best chance to pull off upsets in March Madness if they win their conference tournament and make the NCAA Tournament. Also included will be my mid major player of the year and the 5 finalists.

* Keep an eye out for a special article highlighting “The Players in March Madness That You Have Probably Never Heard Of” after teams are selected on Selection Sunday*

Mid-Major Top-25

1 Nevada
2 Middle Tennessee
3 Loyola Chicago
4 ULL
5 Vermont
6 South Dakota State
7 Charleston
8 New Mexico State
9 ETSU
10 Western Kentucky
11 Belmont
12 Boise State
13 Murray State
14 Montana
15 Buffalo
16 Penn
17 South Dakota
18 Old Dominion
19 Wright State
20 SF Austin
21 Bucknell
22 Rider
23 UNC Ashville
24 Winthrop
25 FGCU/UNCG/Utah Valley

5 Mid-Major player of the year finalists

  • Mike Daum (South Dakota State)
  • Chris Clemons (Campbell)
  • Kendrick Nunn (Oakland)
  • Nick King (Middle Tennessee)
  • Caleb Martin (Nevada)

Mid-Major Player of the Year: Nick King (Middle Tennessee)