The Washington Times - February 9, 2009, 11:29AM

What happened to the mid-majors this week?

Xavier lost. Dayton lost. Gonzaga lost. Butler lost. Siena lost. UNLV lost.

SEE RELATED:


Granted, Gonzaga lost to Memphis, so there’s nothing too stunning there.

But it certainly shakes things up a little bit.

Here’s my AP ballot for the week, plus 20 more teams that remain on the radar as Selection Sunday inches closer:

1. Connecticut (22-1)
2. North Carolina (21-2)
3. Oklahoma (23-1)
4. Pittsburgh (21-2)
5. Louisville (18-4)
6. Duke (20-3)
7. Michigan State (19-4)
8. Wake Forest (18-3)
9. Memphis (20-3)
10. Clemson (19-3)
11. Villanova (19-4)
12. UCLA (19-4)
13. Xavier (20-3)
14. Kansas (19-4)
15. Marquette (20-3)
16. Gonzaga (17-5)
17. Arizona State (18-5)
18. Butler (21-2)
19. Syracuse (18-6)
20. Missouri (20-4)
21. Ohio State (17-5)
22. Florida (19-4)
23. Washington (17-6)
24. Utah State (23-1)
25. Illinois (19-5)

26. Texas (15-7)
27. West Virginia (16-7)
28. Purdue (17-6)
29. Virginia Tech (15-7)
30. Florida State (18-5)
31. Louisiana State (19-4)
32. California (18-6)
33. Utah (16-7)
34. Davidson (20-4)
35. Arizona (16-8)
36. Dayton (21-3)
37. Minnesota (18-5)
38. Miami (15-8)
39. South Carolina (17-5)
40. San Diego State (17-5)
41. Kansas State (16-7)
42. Tennessee (14-8)
43. Siena (18-6)
44. Southern California (15-7)
45. Cincinnati (16-8)

Patrick Stevens