College Basketball Rankings: MAC Slides Back In Mid-Major Top 25

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

It was a rough week for the top dogs in the Mid-American Conference, and it showed in this week's College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 Poll.

In a week where the top four teams in the MAC suffered losses, Toledo, Ohio and Akron all dropped in the latest edition of the Mid-Major Top 25 Poll.

Ohio, which fell three spots from 12 to 15, was the biggest loser this week. The Bobcats dropped a road rematch with Toledo last Wednesday with an 82-76 loss in Savage Hall. They also struggled on the road in Buffalo, but were able to pull out a come-from-behind victory over the Bulls on Saturday.

Though Toledo looked like the class of the MAC in their victory over Ohio, it was a completely different team that showed up in Ypsilanti on Saturday. The Rockets shot just 25 percent and fell to Eastern Michigan 65-44, falling back two spots to sixth in the poll this week.

Akron may hold the top spot in the East, but it couldn't finish last week against Western Michigan. As a result, the Zips fell from 16 to 17.

Though unranked in this week's poll, Eastern Michigan is turning heads. The Eagles, winners of three straight games, received 12 votes after earning just one a week ago.

Here's the complete standings:

RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Wichita State (31) 27-0 775 1 Missouri Valley
2 Gonzaga 23-4 738 2 West Coast
3 Stephen F. Austin 24-2 693 3 Southland
4 North Dakota State 20-6 648 5 Summit
5 Harvard 20-4 636 6 Ivy League
6 Toledo 21-4 605 4 Mid-American
7 Green Bay 21-5 564 8 Horizon
8 Indiana State 20-6 559 7 Missouri Valley
9 Mercer 21-6 509 11 Atlantic Sun
10 Delaware 19-7 449 15 Colonial
11 New Mexico State 20-8 423 13 WAC
12 Georgia State 17-7 399 9 Sun Belt
13 UC Santa Barbara 16-7 357 10 Big West
14 Manhattan 19-6 353 14 Metro Atlantic
15 Ohio 18-7 316 12 Mid-American
16 Belmont 20-8 311 17 Ohio Valley
17 Akron 17-8 249 16 Mid-American
18 North Carolina Central 19-5 198 20 MEAC
19 Iona 17-8 192 22 Metro Atlantic
20 Saint Mary's 19-8 173 18 West Coast
21 UC Irvine 17-9 148 21 Big West
22 Canisius 18-9 128 23 Metro Atlantic
23 BYU 18-10 108 19 West Coast
24 Boston University 19-8 64 NR Patriot
25 Weber State 14-7 57 NR Big Sky

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Davidson 53, Vermont 48, Cleveland State 38, IPFW 34, Eastern Kentucky 21, Yale 19, Northern Colorado 17, Robert Morris 17, Stony Brook 17, Drexel 16, Quinnipiac 16, Hawaii 15, Murray State 13, Western Michigan 13, Eastern Michigan 12, Missouri State 12, Drake 10, San Francisco 10, Pacific 9, Princeton 9, Columbia 6, Western Kentucky 6, Buffalo 5, Morehead State 3, Pepperdine 2, Sam Houston State 1, Utah Valley 1.

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