Part 2 – Mid Season Women’s College Review of Mid Major Conferences

Part 2 Mid Major Review

The second half of the Mid-Majors is getting very competitive and with the Conference Tournaments just two weeks away everything is on the table to get in. These last few league games will determine home field, bye or byes to receive the highest seed possible which leaves us with so many games to watch with playoff implications to be played out.


Summit 10 Teams
South Dakota St RPI 57 is the only undefeated team in the country left at 10-0-5 and do have a tie at Arizona St RPI 18 and is second in standings in league. Denver RPI 105 is on top of Summit no pun intended and have won the last three regular season league titles, but it will be about winning the conference tournament to get into the NCAA which they have four of over the last 9 years with guess who yes South Dakota St winner the other five. Six teams get into the Summit tournament and the other 4 spots are up for grabs with two games left with a lot of scenarios to see who gets in. Keep watching.

Summit Record Overall 50-67-35
South Dakota St 10-0-5 RPI 57
Denver 9-4-3 RPI 105
Oral Roberts 7-7-1 RPI 198
St Thomas 6-7-3 RPI 215
North Dakota St 7-7-3 RPI 255
Nebraska-Omaha 4-8-4 RPI 260
South Dakota 3-7-5 RPI 268
UMKC 2-10-4 RPI 278
North Dakota 5-7-4 RPI 303
Western Illinois 3-10-3 RPI 323


America East 9 Teams
The America East is extremely tight with 4 teams tied at the top on 13 pts. Maine RPI 141 is the only team undefeated in league but they have played one more game than the other three teams UMass Lowell RPI 135, New Hampshire RPI 162 and RPI Binghamton SUNY RPI 156. Six teams make the postseason America East Tournament with the top two seeds getting a bye. UMass is the only team that controls their own fate with New Hampshire and Binghamton SUNY left to play if they won both they would win the regular season. Will be very interesting to watch and will be very tight down the stretch to see who gets the automatic bid to the NCAA.

American East Record Overall 48-54-31
UMass Lowell 7-5-3 RPI 135
Maine 7-2-5 RPI 141
Binghamton-SUNY 7-5-3 RPI 156
New Hampshire 7-5-1 RPI 162
Albany 5-8-3 RPI 220
Vermont 4-8-2 RPI 249
NIJT 3-7-6 RPI 281
Bryant 3-8-4 RPI 289
UMBC 5-6-4 RPI 291


Atlantic Sun 14 Teams
In the Atlantic Sun 8 teams reached the Conference Tournament with Liberty RPI 79, Lipscomb RPI 100 and Florida Gulf Coast RPI 102 leading the charge in the league standings. Over the past 8 years they have dominated the Conference Tournament Championships. Though there are competitive RPIs in the Atlantic Sun they will not be able to receive at Large Berths to the NCAA so It will only get one berth to the NCAA Tournament making the automatic bid to be the tournament champion even more competitive.

Atlantic Sun 78-93-45
Liberty 11-3-3 RPI 79
Lipscomb 10-5-2 RPI 100
Florida Gulf Coast 8-5-1 RPI 102
Eastern Kentucky 8-5-2 RPI 157
Kennesaw St RPI 6-8-2 RPI 180
Central Arkansas 6-7-3 RPI 187
North Alabama 5-7-5 RPI 207
North Florida 4-6-3 RPI 238
Jacksonville 5-4-4 RPI 243
Queens 2-7-4 RPI 267
Bellarmine 1-7-8 RPI 287
Stetson 6-9-1 RPI 310
Austin Peay 3-8-6 RPI 314
Jacksonville St 3-12-1 RPI 324


Big South 11 Teams
In the Big South 4 teams make the Conference Tournament with Campbell RPI 92 on top of table last year’s tournament runner up and will be looking to go one step further and have already secured a berth in the final four seeding. SC Upstate RPI 202 needs one more win to confirm their status. Gardner Webb RPI 222, Radford RPI 177 Charleston Southern RPI 301 and High Point RPI 256 last year’s tournament champion will battle it out for the remaining seeds.

Big South Overall Record 53-64-29
Campbell 9-3-3 RPI 92
Radford 7-1-4 RPI 165
Radford 8-2-4 RPI 177
SC Upstate 7-4-3 RPI 202
Gardner Webb 8-5-3 RPI 222
High Point 4-8-3 RPI 256
Longwood 5-8-3 RPI 285
UNC Asheville 4-8-3 RPI 299
Charleston Southern 4-8-2 RPI 301
Winthrop 4-6-2 RPI 307
Presbyterian 0-12-3 RPI 326


Southwestern 10 Teams
Southwestern will have a 4 team conference tournament on the campus of Prairie View who have won 2 of the last 3 tournament championships. They are currently 8 teams in a 10 team conference fighting to get in with three league games left. Should be interesting to watch.Southwestern

Overall Record 33-80-13
Jackson St 6-6-1 RPI 306
Grambling 6-7-3 RPI 309
Texas Southern 3-8-1 RPI 327
Southern U 4-8-1 RPI 332
Arkansas Pine Bluff 5-9-1 RPI 335
Alabama A&M 4-9-1 RPI 337
Alabama St 3-7-3 RPI 343
Alcorn St 2-8-2 RPI 344
Mississippi Valley 0-9-0 RPI 346
Prairie View 0-9-0 RPI 347


Southern 10 Teams
The Southern Conference has two teams in the top 100 RPIs with Chattanooga RPI 72 with a 5 point lead in conference with two league games left and Samford RPI 96 who have dominated in recent years. All ten teams in the conference make the postseason tournament which leaves for anything can happen scenario.

Southern Overall Record 60-62-33
Chattanooga 7-3-4 RPI 72
Samford 7-3-6 RPI 96
UNC Greensboro 7-7-2 RPI 121
Mercer 8-3-5 RPI 134
East Tenn St 5-5-5 RPI 150
Wofford 7-6-3 RPI 166
Citadel 8-7-0 RPI 211
Furman 6-7-1 RPI 225
Western Carolina 4-7-5 RPI 227
VMI 1-14-2 RPI 340


Southland 9 Teams
The Southland currently has a Top 50 RPI team in Lamar RPI 50 on the nose, but they do not have any Top 50 results which will make it extremely difficult for them to get in other than winning their conference tournament. Last year they played in the WAC losing in the semi-finals to conference champions Grand Canyon. So the change of conference is treating them well. Last year’s tournament champs Northwestern St RPI 89 are in second place and will be looking to have a say. Six teams make the conference tournament with Texas A&M Corpus Christi RPI 245 and Houston Baptist RPI 218 right there with two league games to play.


Southland Overall Record 50-57-21
Lamar 10-1-2 RPI 50
Northwestern St 8-3-3 RPI 89
Texas A&M Commerce 4-8-2 RPI 181
Southeastern La 5-5-3 RPI 182
Houston Baptist 5-7-3 RPI 218
McNeese St 5-6-4 RPI 241
Texas A&M Corpus 8-5-1 RPI 245
Incarnate Word 3-8-3 RPI 280
Nicholls St 2-14-0 RPI 333


Metro Atlantic 11 Teams
Six teams get in the Metro Atlantic postseason tournament with #1 and #2 seeds getting a bye. Quinnipiac RPI 58 have been very competitive all year and did beat league leading Fairfield RPI 66 two weeks ago and with three games left they both control their own destiny. Unfortunately neither team has a Top 50 RPI Win so if they did get into the Top 50 RPI world they would not get considered for NCAA at Large Berth unfortunately.


Metro Atlantic Record Overall 61-60-35
Quinnipiac 10-2-1 RPI 58
Fairfield 12-3-0 RPI 66
Niagara 8-5-1 RPI 176
Canisius 4-4-7 RPI 205
Marist 4-4-5 RPI 212
Mt St Mary’s 3-4-7 RPI 226
Iona 8-4-4 RPI 272
Siena 1-9-5 RPI 279
Rider 5-7-2 RPI RPI 304
St Peter’s 3-12-0 RPI 328
Manhattan 3-6-3 RPI 311


Mid-America 12 Teams
Buffalo with strong RPI 48 is leading the charge and on top league with Ball St RPI 159 and Kent St RPi 169 following. 8 Teams get into the postseason with a lot of competitive unpredictability from top to bottom. Buffalo don’t have a Top 50 RPI win and their only loss of the season coming to Rutgers RPI 14 so it will most likely need to be tournament champions for them to get into the NCAAs with everyone else in the Mid-America looking for the upset.

Mid-American Record Overall 57-70-50
Buffalo 11-1-3 RPI 48
Bowling Green 5-5-4 RPI 124
Ball St 6-4-5 RPI 159
Ohio 7-6-2 RPI 165
Kent St 4-6-5 RPI 169
Miami OH 7-3-5 RPI 170
West Michigan 3-7-5 RPI
Toledo 2-7-6 RPI 223
Akron 2-7-4 RPI 259
Northern Illinois 5-6-4 RPI 274
Central Michigan 2-9-4 RPI 308
Eastern Michigan 3-9-3 RPI 316


Ohio Valley 9 Teams
The Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championships has 8 teams with four rounds to decide the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. So predicting the champion may be a little hard. Right now Tennessee Tech RPI 144 and Moorhead St RPI 267 are tied on the top of league standings with two games to go.Ohio Valley Overall Record 36-50-36
Tennessee Tech 6-4-4 RPI 144
SIU Edwardsville 4-5-4 RPI 192
Southeast Missouri St 4-6-2 RPI 237
Morehead St 7-4-3 RPI 263
UALR 5-6-4 RPI 275
Lindenwood 3-7-4 RPI 317
Eastern Illinois 2-5-7 RPI 320
Southern Indiana 2-6-4 RPI 322
Tenn-Martin 3-7-4 RPI 325


Missouri Valley 11 Teams
Another Conference that starts with four rounds in their postseason to determine automatic bid for NCAAs. The #1 and #2 seeds get two byes and #3 and #4 seeds get one bye with #5 #6 #7 and #8 all having to win 4 games to be NCAA bound. Sounds a little complicated yes but also sounds very exciting for all involved. Currently Missouri St RPI 126 control their own destiny with one league game left to win the regular season. Southern Illinois RPI 199 and Valparaiso RPI 247 will be looking to secure one or the prefered two byes this weekend with still so much on the line.

Missouri Valley Overall Record 46-76-42
Missouri St 10-5-2 RPI 126
Southern Illinois 8-3-3 RPI 199
Valparaiso 7-6-3 RPI 247
Drake 3-7-6 RPI 270
Belmont 4-4-5 RPI 277
Murray St 4-9-3 RPI 295
UNI 2-5-6 RPI 302
Illinois Chicago 3-6-5 RPI 305
Evansville 1-9-5 RPI 321
Indiana St 2-9-3 RPI 334
Illinois St 2-13-1 RPI 342


Patriot League 10 Teams
Six Teams will get into the postseason conference tournament with Bucknell RPI 155 last year’s tournament conference champions tied for first with Army RPI 167. Boston U RPI 142 is next, who got beat at home in a close game to Bucknell over the weekend. With two league games left there are quite a few scenarios to see who gets the six seeds and how they shape out.

Patriot Overall Record 50-68-31
Boston U 9-7-0 RPI 142
Loyola MD 6-5-4 RPI 153
Bucknell 8-5-2 RPI 155
Army 7-4-5 RPI 167
Lehigh 6-5-2 RPI 186
Navy 5-6-3 RPI 203
American 2-5-6 RPI 282
Lafayette 3-10-2 RPI 286
Colgate 2-10-3 RPI 300
Holy Cross 1-10-4 RPI 318


Northeast 10 Teams
The Northeast has been dominated by Central Conn RPI 191 with them winning the last 4 championships. Six teams make the postseason conference tournament with the #1 and #2 getting a bye. There are two games left for most of the Northeast it will be a tight race to see who claims the regular season with Fairleigh Dickinson RPI 235 the main candidate after a tough competitive game on the road at the Blue Devils that ended up in tie. Should be a really good to watch with so much to play for.

Northeast Overall Record 46-83-18
Central Conn St 8-5-1 RPI 191
Sacred Heart 8-5-3 RPI 210
Merrimack 7-7-3 RPI 230
Fairleigh Dickinson 6-8-2 RPI 235
St Francis PA 5-8-1 RPI 283
Howard 3-10-1 RPI 330
Saint Francis 1-9-3 RPI RPI 331
Wagner 4-11-0 RPI 336
Long Island 4-9-3 RPI 338
Stonehill 0-10-1 RPI 341

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