Below are the Top 25 High Major rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Jan. 29th, 2023. Houston are in the #1 position as the Cougars defeated UCF and Cincinnati in AAC play this past week.
Saint Mary’s is at the #2 position in this week’s rankings. The Gaels won their lone game on the road of BYU in WCC this past week.
Gonzaga is in the #3 slot this week after also winning its lone game in WCC over Portland.
San Diego State is at the #4 position as the Aztec won its two games last week in Mountain West play over Utah State and San Jose State.
Boise State is at the #5 position this week. The Broncos won their two Mountain West contests over Fresno State and Colorado State this 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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