Category: CSJ Releases

2021 College Sports Journal Group of Five Super Seventy Preseason All-American Team

Seventy student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football’s Group of Five FBS Conferences have been named to the 2021 College Sports Journal G5 All-America Team.  As a reminder, the Group of Five FBS conferences include the American Athletic Conference (AAC), Conference USA (C-USA), Mid-American Conference (MAC), Mountain West Conference (MWC), and the Sun Belt Conference […]

College Sports Journal 2021 Group of Five Preseason Rankings

Rather than do a Top 25 this year, I thought I would rank all 65 schools that make up the Group of Five FBS leagues as we head into what we all hope is a more normal 2021college football season without the COVID-19 cancelations or postponements like the 2020 season had. As a reminder, the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–FINAL Spring 2021

Below are the final Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the Division I FCS Spring 2021 schedule. These rankings are amongst all the FCS teams that participated with at least three games in the spring schedule and includes teams that may have opted out of the season. NOTE: the Ivy League and […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin 2021 Spring Division I FCS Playoff Predictions–Apr. 12

Using the Sagarin ratings from this week to project the 2021 Spring Division I FCS playoffs, along with the automatic bid for the conferences that receive a bid, the following would be the playoff teams.  These teams are seeded 1 through 16 for the 16 teams that make the FCS playoffs for this spring season. The actual […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Apr. 11

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending April 3rd. These rankings are amongst the now 88 schools participating in the spring schedule. Joining Illinois State, who opted out the prior week, to opt out of the season after starting their season are Albany, Chattanooga, and Cal Poly […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin 2021 Spring Division I FCS Playoff Predictions–Apr. 5

Using the Sagarin ratings from this week to project the 2021 Spring Division I FCS playoffs, along with the automatic bid for the conferences that receive a bid, the following would be the playoff teams. These teams are seeded 1 through 16 for the 16 teams that make the FCS playoffs for this spring season. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Apr. 3

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending April 3rd. These rankings are amongst the now 88 schools participating in the spring schedule. Joining Illinois State, who opted out the prior week, to opt out of the season after starting their season are Albany, Chattanooga, and Cal Poly […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Mar. 28

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 28th. These rankings are amongst the now 91 schools participating in the spring schedule. NOTE: the Ivy League and Mid-Eastern (MEAC) conferences are not participating in the 2021 spring schedule.   The Big Sky Conference was the big winner […]

College Sports Journal Spring Top 25 Week of 3/21/2021

Our number one team from last week went down. North Dakota State dominated both sides of the trenches to beat North Dakota. Sam Houston continue to roll in the Southland. VMI and Chattanooga kept their unbeaten starts going by a combined 3 points. And in the CAA Rhode Island is 2-0 with two ranked wins, as everyone predicted (not exactly).

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Mar. 21

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 21st. These rankings are amongst the now 91 schools (Illinois State just announced it will forgo the rest of its spring schedule) participating in the spring schedule. NOTE: the Ivy League and Mid-Eastern (MEAC) conferences are not participating in […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Mar. 14

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 14th. These rankings are amongst the 92 schools participating in the spring schedule. NOTE: the Ivy League and Mid-Eastern (MEAC) conferences are not participating in the 2021 spring schedule. North Dakota State moves back into the top spot […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 14

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Mar. 14th, 2021. This will be the final regular season rankings as the NCAA Tournament begins later this week. A final rankings will be published after the national championship game on April 5th. Colgate moves into the top spot […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Mar. 14

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 14th. This will be the final regular season rankings as the NCAA Tournament begins later this week. A final rankings will be published after the national championship game on April 5th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings and stays […]

College Sports Journal Spring Top 25 Week of 3/7/2021

As chaotic as last week was, this week was as docile. The highest ranked team from last week’s College Sports Journal top 25 that lost was #13. We do have a new #1 team here at College Sports Journal this week.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Mar. 7

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending March 7th. These rankings are amongst the 92 schools participating in the spring schedule. The Missouri Valley Football Conference is well represented with the Top 4 teams in the rankings. In total, the MVFC has eight teams in the […]

College Sports Journal FCS National Players of the Week-Feb. 26-28th

Five players including QB Nic Baker from Southern Illinois, QB Eric Schmid from Sam Houston State, RB Brian Snead from Austin Peay, LB Connor Riddle from VMI, and PK James Baird from Dixie State have been selected as the College Sports Journal FCS All-Stars for the week ending February 21st, 2021.

BOXTOROW Polls: Southern No. 1 With Coaches, Media

COVID-19 has caused several programs to opt out of the 2021 spring football season. Still, there are several teams who are continuing on with the season. One of those programs is Southern who defeated Alabama State 24-21 to open its season on Friday and was voted No. 1 in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

College Sports Journal Spring Top 25, Week of 3/1/2021

As expected there was a bunch of movement this week. The biggest shock is the one everyone has been talking about: North Dakota State not only lost, but lost big. It still remains to be seen how the Bison will wind up this Spring, but last week was their worst game in almost a decade.

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 28

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 28th, 2021. Colgate remains in the top spot this week despite the Raiders not playing a game this past week. Colgate’s next game will be this week in the Patriot League tournament. Toledo stays in the second position […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 28

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 28th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings and stays as the #1 team overall following its impressive wins over Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount in WCC play. Houston remains second after two impressive wins over […]

College Sports Journal FCS National Players of the Week-Feb. 19-21st

Five players including RB Quay Holmes from East Tennessee State, RB Pierre Strong Jr. from South Dakota State, QB Cameron Burston from Tarleton State, Devon Krzanowski from North Dakota, and Hayden Olsen from Tennessee Tech have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Dec. 14, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Feb. 21

Below are the Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending February 21st. These rankings are amongst the 92 schools participating in the spring schedule. Three-time defending champion North Dakota State stays in the top spot following its spring season opening win at home over Youngstown State. South Dakota State […]

College Sports Journal FCS Spring 2021 All-America Team

Three players were selected as CSJ’s Preseason Players of the Year on Offense, Defense, and Special Teams. These awards went to Villanova QB Daniel Smith on Offense, Citadel LB Willie Eubanks III on Defense, and Monmouth WR/KR Lonnie Moore IV on Special Teams.

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 14

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 14th, 2021. Wright State moves into the top spot this week after the Raiders picked up two Horizon League wins at home over Milwaukee. Colgate moves up to the second position after these Raiders two wins at Army […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 14

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 14th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings and did move back into the #1 team overall following its impressive wins over BYU and San Francisco in WCC play. Houston remains second after picking up an […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25–Spring 2021 Preseason

Below are the Top 25 FCS preseason rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the spring 2021 season. These rankings are amongst the 94 of the total of 127 schools participating in the spring schedule. Three-time defending champion North Dakota State is the preseason top spot with the team the Bison defeated in the last […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Full Rankings –Preseason Spring 2021

This has been an unprecedented past 12 months for college football with the Division I ranks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This past fall, we saw the FBS subdivision of Division I play through what right now looks like the peak of the pandemic of November and December. All FBS conferences did not start the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 7

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 7th, 2021. Toledo stays in the top spot despite splitting its two games this past week in MAC play. The Rockets defeated Akron but fell to Ball State. Wright State stays at the #2 after notching two victories […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Feb. 7

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 7th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (but did fall to #2 overall) following its lone win in the last week over WCC foe Pacific. Houston remains second despite losing to AAC foe East Carolina […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 31

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 31st, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as another #1 seed. A total of seven High […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 31

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 31st.  Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following two easy WCC wins over San Diego and Pepperdine. Houston remains second after picking up two easy AAC wins over Tulane and […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 24

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 24th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as the top #2 seed. A total of nine […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 24

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 24th, 2021. Wright State moves into the top spot this week following two impressive wins over IUPUI in Horizon League play. Furman moves down one spot in the rankings this week following two losses to VMI and East […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 24

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 24th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its lone, easy win over Pacific. Houston remains second after picking up two easy AAC wins over Tulsa and Temple. San Diego […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 17

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 17th, 2021. Another High Major team in Houston is also projected as a one of the four #1 seeds. A […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 17

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 17th, 2021. Furman remains atop the standings after picking up two SoCon wins over The Citadel and East Tennessee State. Toledo remains #2 spot this week despite the Rockets splitting two MAC games this week–a win at home […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 17

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 17th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its two wins this past week over Pepperdine and Saint Mary’s. Houston remains second after picking up a win over UCF this […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Group of Five Top 25–FINAL 2020

Below are the Final 2020 Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings after all postseason games have been completed in Division I play. These rankings include all FBS Bowl games and the College Football Playoff. BYU takes over the top spot in the final rankings following its impressive Boca […]

2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 10

It was announced earlier this season that the entire NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament would be played in the state of Indiana. The graphic above shows the locations in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and West Lafayette that will host tournament games. Four venues in Indianapolis including the NBA’s Indiana Pacers arena of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the NFL’s Indianapolis […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 10

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 10th, 2021. Furman remains atop the standings despite not playing a game this past week. The Paladins were scheduled to play VMI in SoCon play but the game was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within the VMI program. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 10

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 10th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its two wins this past week over Portland and BYU. Houston remains second after picking up two wins over Wichita State and […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 3

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 3rd, 2021. Furman moves up to the top spot following wins over Chattanooga and Mercer in SoCon play. Akron moves up to the #2 spot this week following the Zips win over Kent State to open MAC play. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin High Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – Jan. 3

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 3rd. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its three wins this past week over Northern Arizona and Dixie State in out-of-conference play and won its WCC opener versus San […]

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

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 27th, 2020. New Mexico State remains in the top spot despite not playing a game. NMSU has played two sub-DI teams thus far this season and is not scheduled currently to play again until Jan. 8th against Dixie […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 27th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings following its two wins over Northwestern State this past week. Houston remains second in the poll after two AAC conference wins over Temple and UCF. The High-Major conferences […]

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

Below are the Top 25 Mid-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 20th, 2020. New Mexico State reclaims the top spot despite not playing a game. NMSU has played to sub-DI teams thus far and is not scheduled currently to play again until Jan. 8th against Dixie State. Wright State […]

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

Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 20th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings following its big win over Top 10 ranked Iowa. Houston remains second in the poll after an easy win over Alcorn State this past week. The High-Major conferences […]