Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Dec. 4th, 2022. Houston stays in the #1 position not only amongst the High Majors but in all of college basketball this week. The Cougars notched home victories over Norfolk State and Saint Mary’s this past week to remain undefeated on the season
Gonzaga stays at the #2 position in this week’s rankings. The Bulldogs lost their lone game on the road at Baylor this past week. Saint Mary’s stays in the #3 slot this week despite two losses to New Mexico and Houston.
San Diego State stays in the #4 position as the Aztecs won its two games last week over UC Irvine and DIII Occidental (CA.).
Memphis stays in the Top 5 at #5 this week. The Tigers recorded two wins at home over North Alabama and Mississippi this past week.
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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