Power Rankings: Gonzaga Bulldogs Hold Down Top Spot Once More

Nigel Williams-Goss and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are firmly planted atop the College Court Report Power Rankings once again this week after pushing their record to 11-0.
Nigel Williams-Goss and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are firmly planted atop the College Court Report Power Rankings once again this week after pushing their record to 11-0.

The top spot in the College Court Report Power Rankings has remained unchanged since the start of the 2016-17 season.

Now sitting at 11-0, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are, without question, the cream of the crop when it comes to ‘mid-major’ schools. Mark Few has done a tremendous job with the program, and they now sit at #7 in the latest AP rankings.

After a one-week drop, the Saint Mary’s Gaels move back into the second spot in our rankings, while a blowout loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys sent the Wichita State Shockers down to the fourth spot.

Rounding out the top three is a team with a massive chip on their shoulder from last season: the Monmouth Hawks.

Outside of the top five, there wasn’t a whole lot of movement this week. The UT-Arlington Mavericks continued their resurgence after a slow start to the season, jumping three spots and are back in the top 10 (8th).

They flipped spots with the Chattanooga Mocs, who fell to 11th.

Teams in spots 12 through to 19 remained the same, as everyone but the Oakland Golden Grizzlies pulled off wins over the week, making it tough to move anyone ahead of the other.

Oakland didn’t play this week, and return to the court on Wednesday to take on the struggling Michigan State Spartans.

To round off this week’s edition of the CCR Power Rankings, only one new team cracked the list. Two road wins, including one over the Arizona State Sun Devils, propelled the New Mexico State Aggies into the 20th spot.

At 10-2, the Aggies knocked out the Rice Owls from last week’s rankings.

Check out the full list below.

College Court Report Power Rankings

December 19th, 2016

Rank
Team (Record)
Last Week
1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-0)

1

2

Saint Mary’s Gaels (8-1) 3

3

Monmouth Hawks (9-2) 5
4 Wichita State Shockers (9-3)

2

5

Dayton Flyers (7-3) 4
6 Valparaiso Crusaders (9-2)

6

7

UNC Wilmington Seahawks (10-1) 7
8 UT-Arlington Mavericks (9-3)

11

9

Rhode Island Rams (7-4) 9
10 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (10-2)

10

11

Chattanooga Mocs (8-3) 8
12 Ohio Bobcats (7-2)

12

13

Tennessee State Tigers (8-2) 13

14

Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-2) 14

15

Oakland Golden Grizzlies (9-1) 15
16 East Tennessee State Buccaneers (9-2)

16

17

George Mason Patriots (9-3)

17

18 VCU Rams (8-3)

18

19 Fort Wayne Mastodons (9-3)

19

20 New Mexico State Aggies (10-2)

NR

Dropped Out

Team (Record)
Last Week
Rice Owls (8-3)

20

– T. Bennett