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 the season.
Gonzaga stays at the #2 position in this week’s rankings. The Bulldogs won their two home games against Kent State and Washington this past week. Saint Mary’s stays in the #3 slot this week after picking up two wins over Missouri State and San Diego State.
Memphis moves up a spot to the #4 position as the Tigers won its two games last week over Little Rock and Top 15 ranked Auburn.
San Diego State moves down a spot to the #5 position this week. The Aztecs split their two games last week in defeating Troy at home but fell at Saint Mary’s.
The 2022-23 season will culminate with the national championship from NRG Stadium in Houston on April 3rd. CSJ will complete a weekly Sagarin rankings of the High Major teams throughout the regular season and do a final ranking after the national tournament is complete.
The High-Major conferences include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences. These conferences have historically been multiple bid leagues in the middle ground between the Power Six conferences and the typically one-bid mid-major conferences.
Sagarin rankings provide the only rankings that actually ranks all Division I schools but our rankings will show just the High Major 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.
In the rankings, you will see the the High Major rankings first and the overall Division I ranking to the right of the the High Major ranking.
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The following are the individual High Major conference rankings highlighted in green and the overall rankings within overall ranking in Division I.
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