College Basketball Rankings: Ohio Slips, Toledo and Akron Jump In Latest Mid-Major Top 25

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Ohio slipped a bit in the rankings after a road loss to Western Michigan, but the Broncos are beginning to turn heads in the Mid-Major Top 25.

After reclaiming the top spot in the Mid-American Conference, the Toledo Rockets jumped one spot to fourth in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll. Ohio, which relinquished the top spot in the conference with a road loss to Western Michigan, fell back two spots to tenth.

The Rockets survived spirited efforts from Bowling Green and Ball State and trail only unanimous No. 1 Wichita State, powerhouse Gonzaga and Stephen F. Austin in the weekly poll. With a huge game coming up Wednesday against the Bobcats, Toledo may be able to take over third place with a win.

Thanks in part to Quincy Diggs' monster second half, Akron was able to jump up to  No. 16. The Zips take on Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Wednesday.

With its upset of Ohio and a three-point victory over Northern Illinois, Western Michigan earned 17 votes. Buffalo received 11 after victories over Ball State and Central Michigan, and Eastern Michigan, which snapped a two-game losing streak with a blow out win over Kent State, also received a single vote.

Here's the complete standings:

Rank Team Record Points Last Week Conference
1 Wichita State (31) 25-0 775 1 Missouri Valley
2 Gonzaga 21-4 738 2 West Coast
3 Stephen F. Austin 22-2 693 3 Southland
4 Toledo 20-3 669 5 Mid-American
5 North Dakota State 18-6 595 9 Summit
6 Harvard 18-4 583 4 Ivy League
7 Indiana State 18-8 573 7 Missouri Valley
8 Green Bay 19-5 570 6 Horizon
9 Georgia State 17-6 472 12 Sun Belt
10 UC Santa Barbara 15-6 464 11 Big West
11 Mercer 19-6 431 13 Atlantic Sun
12 Ohio 17-6 396 10 Mid-American
13 New Mexico State 18-8 367 8 WAC
14 Manhattan 17-6 347 15 Metro Atlantic
15 Delaware 18-7 320 16 Colonial
16 Akron 16-7 310 17 Mid-American
17 Belmont 19-8 307 21 Ohio Valley
18 Saint Mary's 18-7 279 20 West Coast
19 BYU 17-9 221 25 West Coast
20 North Carolina Central 17-5 169 23 MEAC
21 UC Irvine 16-9 166 22 Big West
22 Iona 15-8 133 NR Metro Atlantic
23 Canisius 16-9 82 14 Metro Atlantc
24 Cleveland State 17-9 77 NR Horizon
25 IPFW 18-8 51 19 Summit

Others recieving votes: Davidson 29, Boston University 28, Western Kentucky 26, Vermont 24, Northern Colorado 23, Eastern Kentucky 19, Missouri State 19, Western Michigan 17, Milwaukee 15, Sam Houston State 15, Florida Gluf Coast 12, Buffalo 11, Stony Brook 9, Murray State 8, San Francisco 8, Towson 7, Princeton 6, American 4, Utah Valley 4, Morehead 3, Quinnipiac 3, Radford 2, Alabama State 1, Eastern Michigan 1.

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