Category: Men’s Basketball

2023 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 5

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Houston as the overall number one overall seed for the week ending February 5th, 2023. Another High Major team in Saint Mary’s is also projected as a #3 seed. A total of […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 5

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 5th, 2023. The top five positions actually all remain the same as last week. Houston remains in the #1 position but also move up to the top spot overall in the rankings as the Cougars defeated Wichita […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 5

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 5th, 2023. Oral Roberts moves into the #1 position in moving up two spots from last week following the Golden Eagles winning its two games this past week in Summit League play over South Dakota and UMKC. Furman […]

2023 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 29

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Houston as the overall number two seed for the week ending January 29th, 2023. Another High Major team in Saint Mary’s is also projected as a #2 seed. A total of 8 […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 29

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 29th, 2023. Houston are in the #1 position as the Cougars defeated UCF and Cincinnati in AAC play this past week. Saint Mary’s is at the #2 position in this week’s rankings. The Gaels won their lone […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 29

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 29, 2023. Liberty is at the #1 position this week following the Flames winning its two games this past week in Atlantic Sun play over Jacksonville and North Florida. Kent State is at the #2 position following the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 18

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 18th, 2022. Houston stays in the #1 position as the Cougars defeated North Carolina A&T at home and then defeated Top 5 ranked Virginia on the road. Gonzaga stays at the #2 position in this week’s rankings. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 18

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 18th, 2022.  Kent State stays at the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes winning its only game this past week a blowout win over Division II Concord (W.V.). Iona stays at the #2 position following the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 11

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 11th, 2022. Houston stays in the #1 position but moves down to the second position overall in the rankings. The Cougars defeated North Florida but then fell to Top 10 overall Alabama for their first lose of […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 11

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 11th, 2022.  Kent State stays at the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes splitting its two games last week on the road–a loss at Gonzaga and a win at Cleveland State. Iona moves up five spots […]

Shannon Provides Late Spark as Illini Knock Off No. 2 Longhorns in Jimmy V Classic

That only left Matthew Mayer to make his mark until Shannon got going. And in the end, it was enough as the Fighting Illini overcame a double-digit lead in the second half on the way to an 85-78 overtime win over the Longhorns on Dec. 6 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 4

Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 4th, 2022. Houston stays in the #1 position not only amongst the High Majors but in all of college basketball this week. The Cougars notched home victories over Norfolk State and Saint Mary’s this past week to […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Dec. 4

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 4th, 2022. Kent State stays at the #1 position this week following the Golden Flashes lone win this past week at home over South Dakota State. College of Charleston moves up to the #2 position following the Cougars […]

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 […]

Sun Devils Roll Past Michigan to Win Legends Classic

Few prognosticators were giving Arizona State much recognition heading into the start of the 2022-23 basketball season. The Sun Devils proved them all wrong with a history-making performance that lifted Arizona State to the championship in the Legends Classic on Nov. 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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 […]

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 […]

North Dakotan Lute Olsen Earns Place in Naismith Hall of Fame

The list of honors and other accolades garnered by Lute Olson during his illustrious coaching career could nearly rival the number of miles he logged on the road going from coaching stops in Minnesota, Colorado, California and Iowa, before ending his brilliant career in Tucson, Arizona.

Gillespie Clutch as Wildcats Win Big East Crown

The six-foot, two-inch guard, who was held scoreless in the first half, ended the game with 17 points, with eight of those coming in the final three minutes of play as Villanova rallied to defeat Creighton 54-48 to win the Big East championship on March 12 at Madison Square Garden.

2022 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Mar. 12

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament. This is the last projection before the actual bracket is announced later today (Sunday. March 13) evening. Gonzaga is projected to not only a #1 seed but the top seed overall in this year’s tournament. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 12

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 12th, 2022. This will be the final regular season poll. A final rankings will be placed after the national title game in April. Murray State stays in the top position this week. The Racers won the Ohio Valley […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 12

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 12th, 2022. This will be the final regular season poll. A final rankings will come out after the national championship game in early April. Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked […]

Top Seeds Survive to Meet in Big East Semifinals

Despite all efforts to the contrary, the top four seeds all survived to remain alive in the 2022 Big East Tournament, albeit in mostly dramatic fashion, being held at Madison Square Garden.

Butler, Seton Hall Win Thrillers in First Round of Big East Tournament

There has never been a shortage of exciting games at the Big East Tournament and the 40th edition of the tournament at the world’s most famous arena continued that long line of drama.

2022 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Mar. 6

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending March 6, 2022. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as a #2 seed. A total of 13 High […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 6

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 6th, 2022. Murray State stays in the top position this week. The Racers won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament this past weekend and will be an automatic selection to the NCAA Tournament. Murray State defeated Southeast Missouri State […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 6

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 6th, 2022. Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 20th, 2022.  Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked team in the […]

2022 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 27

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending February 27, 2022. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as a #2 seed. A total of 13 High […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 27

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 27th, 2022. Murray State stays in the top position this week. The Racers defeated its two Ohio Valley opponents in Belmont and Southeast Missouri State this past week as they head into the OVC Tournament later this week. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 27

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 27th, 2022. Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 20th, 2022.  Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked team in the […]

2022 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 20

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending February 20, 2022. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as a #3 seed. A total of 12 High […]

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

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 20th, 2022. Murray State moves up a spot this week to take over the the top position. The Racers defeated its two Ohio Valley opponents in Austin Peay and Tennessee-Martin this past week. Current OVC rival Belmont moves […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 20th, 2022. Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked team in the Sagarin rankings. The Bulldogs defeated Pepperdine and Santa Clara in WCC play this past week. Houston stays at the […]

2022 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 13

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending February 13, 2022. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as a #3 seed. A total of 12 High […]

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

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 13th, 2022. Belmont stays in the top position this week. The Bruins defeated its two Ohio Valley opponents in Morehead State and Southeast Missouri State this past week. Current OVC rival Murray State stays at the #2 spot. […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 13th, 2022.  Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked team in the Sagarin rankings. The Bulldogs defeated Pacific and Saint Mary’s in WCC play this past week. Houston stays at the […]

2022 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Feb. 6

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending February 6, 2022. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as a #1 seed. A total of 12 High […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 6

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 6th, 2022. Belmont stays in the top position this week. The Bruins defeated its two Ohio Valley opponents in Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State this past week. Current OVC rival Murray State stays at the #2 spot. The […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 6

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 6th, 2022. Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked team in the Sagarin rankings. The Bulldogs defeated San Diego and BYU in WCC play this past week. Houston stays at the […]

2022 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 30

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending January 30, 2022. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the first #2 seed. A total of 10 […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 30

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 30th, 2022. Belmont stays in the top position this week. The Bruins defeated its two Ohio Valley opponents in Austin Peay and Tennessee-Martin this past week. Current OVC rival Murray State stays at the #2 spot. The Racers […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 30

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 30th, 2022.  Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked team in the Sagarin rankings. The Bulldogs defeated Loyola Marymount and Portland in WCC play this past week. Houston stays at the […]

2022 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 23

The CSJ’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament using the Sagarin rankings to field of the 68 teams that make-up the tournament are currently projecting Gonzaga as the overall number one seed for the week ending January 23, 2022. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the second #2 seed. A total of 10 […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 23

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 23rd, 2022. Belmont stays in the top position this week. The Bruins after defeating SIE-Edwardsville, lost at OVC rival Morehead State this past Saturday but still stay in the top spot this week. Current OVC rival Murray State […]