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. The Bulldogs won their two home games against Northern Illinois and Top 10 ranked Alabama this past week. Saint Mary’s stays in the #3 slot this week after splitting its two games this past week both at home– a win over New Mexico State but a loss to Colorado State.

Memphis stays at the #4 position as the Tigers split its two games last week — a loss at Top 10 Alabama and a win over Texas A&M at home.

San Diego State stays at the #5 position this week. The Aztecs won its lone game this past week easily at home over Kennesaw State.

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.

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 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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