Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 13

Week 13 was the end of the regular season for most teams in the Group of Five (with the exception of two games–Akron @ Buffalo & Army vs. Navy). For ten teams though in the G5, they get at chance at winning their conference championship. This week, there were a few open possibilities in the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Nov. 20

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 20th, 2022. Houston moves up a spot to take over the #1 position not only amongst the High Majors but in all of college basketball this week. The Cougars notched home victories over Oral Roberts and Texas […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Nov. 20

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 20th, 2022. Kent State moves up to the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes three wins this past week all at home over Portland, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and Chicago State. Furman moves down a spot to the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 19

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. UCF stays at the top position despite […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-FINAL

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 19th–the final regular season week for the Division I FCS., the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while MVFC mate North Dakota […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 19 REGULAR SEASON FINAL

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 19th, 2022, the final rankings of the regular season. CSJ will show a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after having a bye week in the last week […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 12

This has certainty been the wildest Group of Five season since I started covering this level of the FBS. Every prior year, there has has been a dominate team or teams each year that seemed to separate themselves going into the last regular season game. This year, it will be wild to the finish to […]

#Rivalry158 Preview, Lehigh at Lafayette

Many have said it’s something you should do at least once in your life. Whether you’re a Lehigh person, a Lafayette person, whether you’re from the Lehigh Valley, whether you consider yourself a college football fan, it’s a pilgrimage, a bucket list item.

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 11 Review/Week 12 Preview

It is now at crunch time as we enter the last week of the regular season. The Week 11 results make the MVFC field a little muddled. We do know that South Dakota State is the outright champion of the league and North Dakota State will finish in second in the standings. The Jackrabbits will […]

OPINION: Great FCS Rivalries Like Montana/Montana State and Lehigh/Lafayette Seem To Thrive And Survive No Matter What Is Happening

For a long, long time – especially this year – I thought that college football might be dying, especially at the FCS level. But this week, especially, I am starting to realize that isn’t the case. The great Rivalries survive, because that’s what they do.

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Nov. 13

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 13th, 2022. Gonzaga remains not only at the top of the High Major rankings but the top spot overall. The Bulldogs won their two opening games this past week starting with a home win over North Florida […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Nov. 13

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 13th, 2022. Furman stays atop the rankings after the Paladins won both of its games at home this past week, starting with a win over DII North Greenville and then a impressive win over High Major Belmont. Two […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Nov. 13

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 13th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Montana would be the second seed. Sacramento State is the #3, while North […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 12

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. UCF stays at the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 12

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after its last regular […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 11

The biggest game of Week 11 had to be UCF traveling to Tulane. Those two schools were the only ones within the Group of Five currently ranked in the College Football Playoff’s Top 25 so the winner likely will have the inside track towards the G5’s New Year’s Six Bowl bid. UCF QB John Rhys […]

OVC Recaps and Weekly Preview, Week of 11/13/2022

It was only a matter of time before Geno Hess put his name atop the record book at Southeast Missouri State University. And he did so in a resounding way as the Redhawks rolled over Tennessee State 42-0 on Nov. 5 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 10 Review/Week 11 Preview

South Dakota State is the MVFC champion, well at least co-champion right now after the Jackrabbits won a tough road contest this past week over Northern Iowa. The Jacks have claimed the automatic qualifier for the league and will look to be at least a Top 2 seed in the playoffs by winning their last […]

FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25, 11/9/2022

CHENEY, WA – With their thrilling 33-30 win over Weber State, Sacramento State (9-0, 6-0 Bib Sky) takes over the top spot in FCS Fans Nation’s media poll this week. Sacramento State’s victory made a change atop the standings, even though the Wildcats’ loss didn’t really harm their standings in the Top 25, keeping them […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Nov. 7

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 7th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Sacramento State would be the second seed. North Dakota State is the #3, […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 5

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 5th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. UCF stays at the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Nov. 5

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 5th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State remains in the top position after its narrow win […]

Lehigh At Holy Cross Game Preview, 11/05/2022: Mountain Hawks Have One Goal, To Stop The Coronation

WORCESTER, MA – Watching last week’s thrilling Holy Cross/Fordham game as someone who’s watched a lot of Lehigh football in my life, it was hard to not get flashbacks. The thrilling 53-52 win by Holy Cross (8-0, 4-0) over Fordham (6-2, 2-1) was unquestionably the game of the year in the Patriot League, if not […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 9 Review/Week 10 Preview

It is becoming crunch time in the MVFC right now as teams are jockeying for playoff spots. The title though looks to go through Brookings, South Dakota this year as South Dakota State is the only undefeated team left in the MVFC play. The Jackrabbits continued their winning ways this past weekend with an impressive […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Preseason 2022-23

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the preseason of the 2022-2023 season. Gonzaga is the preseason pick for not just the High-Major rankings but were the top spot overall. The Bulldogs lost in the Sweet 16 round to Arkansas a year ago but were the top seed in […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Preseason 2022-23

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the preseason of the 2022-2023 season. Furman is the preseason pick for the Mid-Major rankings after losing in the Southern Conference championship game to Chattanooga last year but finished with a 22-win season. Two WAC schools in New Mexico State and Grand […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Oct. 31

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Oct. 23rd, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Sacramento State would be the second seed. North Dakota State is the #3, […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 29

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 29th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. UCF stays at the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 29

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 29th, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. South Dakota State moves up a spot to the top position after […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 9

The big game in the Group of Five this week had to be the two teams that have represented the G5 the four of the past five seasons in the New Year’s Six Bowl games in Cincinnati playing at UCF. Cincinnati has been the representative the past two seasons and were even in the College […]

Missouri Valley Football Conference 2022 Week 8 Review/Week 9 Preview

South Dakota State has taken a firm grip on the MVFC race following the Jackrabbits second straight road win in the state of North Dakota. SDSU defeated UND in Grand Forks this past week a week after also defeating North Dakota State in Fargo. The Jacks defeated the Fighting Hawks in somewhat of a similar […]

FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25, 10/25/2022

CHENEY, WA – Chattanooga’s huge 41-21 win over Mercer lofted the Mocs (6-1, 4-0 SoCon back in to the FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25 this week. The Mocs forced six turnovers while running back Ailym Ford surpassed 3,000 career rushing yards in a victory that impressed voters this week. Delaware (6-1, 3-1 CAA) […]

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Oct. 23

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Oct. 23rd, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. Sacramento State right now would be the top seed, while South Dakota State would be the #2 seed. North Dakota State is the #3, while Weber State and […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 22

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 22nd, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. UCF stays at the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – Oct. 22

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 22nd, 2022. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. The biggest game in the Division I FCS was Sacramento State hosting […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 8

After Week 7 we had no remaining undefeated teams within the Group of Five. The number of one-loss teams in the G5 was as seven (AAC–Tulane, Cincinnati, UCF; Sun Belt–Coastal Carolina, James Madison, South Alabama, and Independent–Liberty). Of those seven one loss teams, all but Coastal Carolina was in action this past week. UCF, James […]

Bucknell At Lehigh Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 10/22/2022: Two Teams In Desperate Need To Taste A Win

If you’re a numbers person, it might be best to skip down to the end, because this Saturday, the Bucknell Bison (0-6, 0-2) will be traveling to Bethlehem to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (1-6, 1-1) in a battle between teams that, to put it mildly, are desperate to get into the win column.