Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings, as well as overall, based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 17th. Gonzaga remains atop the standings (as well as overall #1) following its two wins this past week over Pepperdine and Saint Mary’s.
Houston remains second after picking up a win over UCF this past week in their only game in AAC play.
BYU moves into the third spot, while San Diego State moves down one position to the #4 spot. BYU picked up two WCC wins over Saint Mary’s and San Francisco, while San Diego State dropped two losses at Utah State in Mountain West play.
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.
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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