With the Coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA has ended the 2019-2020 men’s basketball season early just before the NCAA tournament and with several conference tournaments unfinished. These are the final Top 25 rankings for the High Major schools.
Gonzaga finished the atop the rankings after running the table at the top spot in the High Major rankings. Gonzaga won both the West Coast regular season and tournament title–finishing with a win this past week over fellow ranked St. Mary’s.
Dayton and San Diego State finished second and third respectively. Dayton won the Atlantic 10 title and was the top seed in their conference tournament but was canceled early due to the Coronavirus scare. San Diego State won the Mountain West regular season title but fell in the MWC tournament to #7 final ranked Utah State.
#4 Houston tied for the American Athletic Association title and was the top seed the AAC conference tournament but was also canceled to the virus. BYU fell in the WCC tournament to St. Mary’s but finished fifth in the final rankings.
The High-Major conferences include AAC, A-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, West Coast, and Missouri Valley 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.
The following are the individual High Major conference rankings highlighted in green and the overall rankings within overall ranking in Division I.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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