Below are the Top 25 High-Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 23rd, 2022.
Gonzaga stays at the top in these rankings, as well as the overall ranked team in the Sagarin rankings. The Bulldogs defeated San Francisco in its lone game this past week.
Houston stays at the #2 spot and sit undefeated currently in the American Athletic Conference. The Cougars easily won two AAC contests against South Florida and East Carolina this past week.
BYU also stays put at the number three spot. These Cougars defeated two WCC foes in San Diego and Portland this past week.
Colorado State stays at the #4 spot in this week’s poll The Rams defeated New Mexico and Air Force in Mountain West play this past week.
The lone newcomer to the Top 5 is Saint Mary’s. The Gaels are the third WCC in the top five now after defeating conference rivals Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount this past week.
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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