At College Sports Journal, we have done the Group of Five and FCS Sagarin ratings for football for the past two years.
We are excited to expand our Sagarin coverage into men’s college basketball. Similar to football, we see three divisions amongst college basketball as well.
Similar to our football coverage, our coverage will shy away from the Power basketball conferences of the ACC, Pac 12, Big 10, Big 12, ACC, SEC, and Big East conferences.
We will split the two other sections this way of a High-Major and a Mid-Major and provide two separate polls.
The High-Major conferences will include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley conferences.
The Mid-Major conferences will include America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, and Western Athletic conferences.
Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 2.
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.