The door seems open for mid-major teams to contend for at-large invitations to this year's NCAA tournament. But other than the familiar trio of Green Bay, South Dakota State and Florida Gulf Coast, many mid-majors have played themselves off the board.
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There's a new No. 1 as Florida Gulf Coast replaces Green Bay atop Graham Hays' biweekly mid-major poll. Mercer and Central Michigan break into the top 10.
The Phoenix still lead the way and the top three remain the same in espnW's biweekly rankings. But Florida Gulf Coast jumps three spots to No. 4 and a pair of MAC teams make their debut.
Rosemarie Julien scored 23 points, including a clutch 3-point play and two late free throws, and Florida Gulf Coast defeated No. 20 Kentucky 70-64 on Friday night.
Kelsey Mitchell scored 34 points and became the NCAA all-time leader for 3-pointers made as No. 9 Ohio State routed Florida Gulf Coast 104-62 on Friday in the Play4Kay Shootout.
Keyona Hayes scored 16 points, including the go-ahead basket inside with 1.5 seconds remaining, and fourth-seeded Miami rallied to beat 13th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 62-60 in an NCAA Tournament
China Dow came off the bench to score a career-high 31 points and Florida Gulf Coast rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Atlantic Sun regular-season champion Stetson 77-70 on Sunday and advan
Kelsey Mitchell scored 10 of her game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and No. 8 Ohio State pulled away late to beat Florida Gulf Coast 79-66 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Gulf Coast
Tia Hemiller had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists and South Dakota beat Florida Gulf Coast 71-65 on Saturday to win the WNIT championship.
Brandi Buie's baseline jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave Jacksonville its only lead of the second half, and the Dolphins stunned Florida Gulf Coast 56-54 on Sunday afternoon to win the Atlantic S
Which team has the edge on the bubble? South Carolina or Notre Dame as the No. 2 overall seed? Will Mississippi State land a No. 4 seed and wind up hosting early-round games?
Bad news for bubble teams. Florida Gulf Coast lost in the A-Sun final, but the Eagles remain an at-large and are the last team in Charlie Creme's final 64-team projection before Selection Monday (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET).
Breanna Stewart is the least suspenseful pick as the top player in the land, but UConn swept coach and freshman of the year, too. Army's Kelsey Minato and FGCU's Karl Smesko were also honored.
In his final poll of the season, Graham Hays takes a look at each team's player to watch, why each team might find its way into the NCAA tournament, and what lies ahead in Championship Week.
In his final poll of the season, Graham Hays takes a look at each team's player to watch, why each team might find its way into the NCAA tournament and what lies ahead in Championship Week.
For the second consecutive ranking, Florida Gulf Coast tops Graham Hays' mid-major poll. Green Bay climbed back up to No. 2, with South Dakota, South Dakota St. and BYU rounding out the top five.
Florida Gulf Coast topped our preseason mid-major poll but then fell out of the rankings completely. Now, thanks to stellar team defense, the Eagles are back, replacing Green Bay at No. 1.
Green Bay, FGCU and George Washington are 1-2-3 in Graham Hays' mid-major rankings, and San Diego, BYU and Arkansas State broke into the top 10.
Duquesne jumped four spots to No. 3, while Wright State, George Washington and Santa Clara joined Graham Hays' mid-major top-10 rankings.
As the year nears an end, a third No. 1 ascends in Graham Hays' latest mid-major rankings. Florida Gulf Coast, Gonzaga, Duquesne and South Dakota join the top 10.
Victoria Vivians scored 15 points, Morgan William added 14 and No. 9 Mississippi State edged Florida Gulf Coast 65-60 in the Puerto Rico Classic on Saturday.
Fans had mid-majors to thank for much of the fun in the 2015 NCAA tourney. With perhaps the deepest collection of viable mid-major teams of the past decade, this year could be even better.
Shakayla Thomas scored 12 points and Leticia Romero added 11 to help No. 2 Florida State end seventh-seeded Florida Gulf Coast's 26-game winning streak with a 65-47 victory Monday night and advance to the Sweet 16.
Kaneisha Atwater scored 26 points to help Florida Gulf Coast win its 26th straight game with a 75-67 victory over Oklahoma State.