Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Feb. 20th, 2023.
Houston remains in the #1 position but does slip to the second overall spot in the rankings as the Cougars won its two games this past week over SMU and Memphis in AAC play.
Gonzaga stays at the #2 position in this week’s rankings. The Bulldogs won their two WCC games this week on the road over Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine.
Saint Mary’s stays at to the #3 slot this week after winning their two WCC games this past week. The Gaels defeated San Diego on the road and BYU at home.
San Diego State remains at the #4 position after the Aztecs won its lone Mountain West game this week at Fresno State.
Memphis also remains where they were last week at the #5 position this week. The Tigers though split its two games in AAC play this week–defeating UCF at home but lost at Houston.
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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