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  1. James Madison is new mid-major No. 1

    Graham Hays

    A word of warning to the coach who finds a place for Amanda Hyde as one of his or her assistants in the years to come. She is going to be smarter than you. Go ahead and get used to it. On the plus side, you need not worry about carrying the four ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  2. Shock join poll, Gonzaga maintains top spot

    Graham Hays

    No need for delay this week. With most teams entering the backstretch of conference play and postseason positioning growing clearer by the day, let's get right to the rankings. 1. Gonzaga (22-3, 12-1 WCC; Charlie Creme's projected NCAA tournament...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  3. MAAC's Iona joins mid-major rankings

    Graham Hays

    For the better part of a decade, the MAAC had more vowels than contenders. Iona finally evened the score. So while par for the course in leagues like the West Coast Conference and Atlantic 10 that stretch the definition of mid-major to begin with,...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. Middle Tennessee jumps five spots to No. 3

    Graham Hays

    Sensing uncertainty on the other end of the phone call as to his mental state the day after a loss against Saint Mary's that featured one of the stranger endings this season will produce, Kelly Graves just chuckled. "It's just a game," he said. ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  5. Gonzaga remains No. 1 in mid-major top 10

    Graham Hays

    'Tis the season for end-of-year lists. And while the end of the basketball year technically comes not with a ball dropping in Times Square but confetti on a court in Nashville, starting a new calendar signals a shift of sorts in the start of conferen...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  6. WCC offers some of nation's best basketball

    Graham Hays

    What college soccer fans have known for years looks increasingly a fact of life in basketball. Teams that treat the West Coast Conference as a little guy put themselves at risk of a big surprise. Gonzaga's win at Wisconsin on Tuesday night finish...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Zags new No. 1; BGSU makes biggest jump

    Graham Hays

    Might Ohio be the most competitive state in women's college basketball? Ohio State was the top program for years, but Xavier moved to the top of the queue with Amber Harris and Ta'Shia Phillips, and it was tough to argue against Dayton as the top pro...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. Dayton tops preseason mid-major poll

    Graham Hays

    The landscape of college basketball is changing in front of us, but there are still programs out there that do more with less. Maybe it's less exposure on television. Maybe it's less money for facilities and recruiting. Maybe it's less appeal to top-...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  9. Women's NCAA tournament 2013 -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish face to...

    Graham Hays

    Which No. 1 has the toughest road to New Orleans? The Fighting Irish have to travel to Iowa and would play the second round in Norfolk, Va.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  10. Gonzaga remains as consistent as ever

    Graham Hays

    There were 60 teams from the six major conferences that did not advance as far as Gonzaga in the 2012 NCAA tournament. There were 62 teams from those same conferences that averaged fewer fans per game than the Bulldogs drew to the Kennel, as the ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  11. Delaware, Dayton rank 1-2 in mid-major poll

    Graham Hays

    An updated mid-major top-10 rankings, through games as of Tuesday. 1. Delaware (23-3, 14-0 Colonial) The Blue Hens have yet to lose since a Dec. 20 setback against Maryland, Elena Delle Donne's second game of the season and first back after a m...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  12. Near-perfect Nelson leads No. 4 Creighton

    Graham Hays

    The perfect game is not an unfamiliar concept at Creighton, where the baseball team is a regular participant in the NCAA tournament and plays its home games at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. But what Sarah Nelson did Saturda...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  13. Creighton climbs up mid-major poll

    Graham Hays

    A look at an updated top-10 mid-major poll, through Sunday's games. 1. Dayton (12-0): So much for any potential lapse in concentration on the road. The Flyers remained perfect since last we checked in, thanks to a 31-point victory at previously tw...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  14. Women's college basketball: Dayton Flyers still on top of mid-maj...

    Graham Hays

    At 10-0 and No. 17 in the AP Top 25, it's no wonder Dayton leads this week's mid-major rankings.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  15. Women's college basketball: Dayton Flyers take over top spot in m...

    Graham Hays

    Dayton, Middle Tennessee and Delaware rule the top three spots in espnW's latest mid-major top-10 rankings.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  16. 2012 women's NCAA tournament -- Kentucky Wildcats win with 3-poin...

    Graham Hays

    Against Gonzaga's good ball handlers, Kentucky's typical turnover-forcing defense wasn't going to be enough. So the Wildcats picked a perfect time to break out of their shooting slump.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2012