Vermont has gone from unranked two weeks ago, to #23 a week ago, and today they rose to #19 in Collegeinsider.com's Mid Major Top 25. Fairfield, who the Cats lost to before conference play started, occupies the spot above Vermont. The College of Charleston, who Vermont plays on Saturday, is #15. Topping the poll for the second straight week is St. Mary's, with 29 of the possible 31 first-place votes.
It's funny that two or three weeks ago a Maine fan was bragging about being in the Mid Major Top 25; I told him all that stuff is worthless and what matters is who wins the conference tournament. While this is true, I think I forgot how good it feels to be ranked in this poll, especially considering it is the only poll Vermont can really hope to be ranked in.
So for now, we will cherish being one of the 19 best mid-major programs in the country, hope to ascend higher this week with wins over Maine and Charleston, and wait for the inevitable do-or-die nature of March to make it all moot.