Top five mid-major teams
Wichita State, UMass among the best in the smaller conferences
With conference realignment now an established fact, many of the usual suspects from past lists of "top mid-majors" are nowhere to be found. Butler, Creighton and Xavier are all in the Big East, while Memphis and Temple now do what they do in the American.
If you scanned that list of heavy hitters and wondered who's left to carry the mid-major flag, fear not. The "small" schools are well represented with big talent in 2013-14.
Here are my choices for the five top mid-majors at this moment:
1. Wichita State Shockers
9-0, Missouri Valley Conference
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