We've identified a few programs that seem to have done extremely well for themselves this year at the mid-major level.
Best of the Mid-Majors
• Valparaiso (Ken Harris, Oumar Sylla, Jimmy Miles): Harris in the Mid-Continent? Not fair.
• Gonzaga (Derek Raivio, Adam Morrison): By the end of the spring, one or both of these guys could crack our Top 100
These five high-major classes didn't make our Top 25 and weren't necessarily under heavy consideration either. However, we think these classes will make solid contributions to their programs over the next four years.
• Colorado State – Stephen Verwers and Phillip Thomasson are bookend forwards
• Kansas State – Cartier Martin can score and Dez Willingham steadies the backcourt
• Providence – We underrated Gerald Brown early and Dwight Brewington is a player.
• Richmond – Toughness in Daon Merritt complimented by Andres Sandoval's athleticism
• Xavier – Justin Cage is a point forward and Justin Doellman is one savvy shooter