College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – FINAL 2022

Below are the final Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season amongst the FCS teams.

South Dakota State finishes in the top position after winning the national title game over North Dakota State. NDSU finishes in the #2 position after that loss to SDSU in the national title game. Sacramento State finishes in the #3 position despite the Hornets losing in the quarterfinals to Incarnate Word at home. Montana State finishes in the #4 spot after losing at SDSU in the semifinal round. Incarnate Word finishes in the #5 position after losing in the semifinal round at NDSU

Please note that FBS transitioning teams of Sam Houston and Jacksonville State will be a part of the FCS Sagarin rankings this year, while James Madison will be with the Group of Five rankings. This is due to the conference that each play in. Sam Houston and Jacksonville State will remain members of a FCS conference this fall, while James Madison is part of a FBS conference.

Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the FCS side of things and have been used for several years with his own computer ranking system to distinguish strength of schedule and strength of team when comparing teams.

You can see the full Division I Sagarin rankings at The USA Today and at Jeff’s site itself.

In the rankings, you will see the the FCS rankings first and the overall Division I ranking to the right of the the FCS ranking.

The numbers show the ranking in the FCS Top 25 as well as the overall Division I ranking.

The Top 10 and Top 30 are the overall Division I Sagarin rankings.

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The following are the individual FCS conference rankings and the overall rankings within overall ranking in Division I.